More streamlining work needed
BATON ROUGE - It's been almost one year since the Streamlining State Government Commission turned over its recommendations to cut state spending.
But today, members of the commission reported that they didn’t get everything they needed, and that could be costing the state money.
The state has already approved about 70-percent of the plans approved by the commission, and panel members today said lawmakers and the governor need to follow up on other recommendations.
Senator Jack Donahue, (R) Mandeville, said only a handful of state offices submitted information about private contracts and any related programs to the commission. Now he wants each state contract and program reviewed and rated.
“It's a daunting task, but it's where the money is,” Donahue said.
Lawmakers this year rejected a bill that called for a 10% reduction of state contracts.