Gov. Steve Beshear said via press release this morning that he wants taxpayers to send him government cost-saving ideas.
Here goes: Repeal prevailing wage to lower public construction project costs. Repeal certificate of need to lower healthcare costs. End the practice of doling out corporate welfare “economic development” deals. Stop requiring government agencies to buy newspaper advertising for public notices. Stop allowing legislators to transfer pension credits to higher-paying jobs elsewhere in state government. Require the Kentucky Department of Education to post each of its expenditures online so taxpayers can help them waste less money. Devote less money to need-based higher education financial aid to lower college costs. Stop trying to raise taxes and stop borrowing money we don’t have.
Those are a few of mine. Take a minute and click here to give him some of yours.