Bureaucracies Will Fight Reforms

From the Santa Fe New Mexican - Restructuring state government by merging some agencies and eliminating others could save "tens of millions" of dollars, the director of the state Legislative Council Service said Friday. However, that's just a fraction of what the state needs to cover a projected budget shortfall. And the savings wouldn't be realized until future years, Raul Burciaga told the Legislative Finance Committee during a brief presentation on behalf of the Government Restructuring Task Force. Even if the recommended reshuffling of state operations becomes reality, the changes wouldn't be set in motion until next July. Burciaga also said lawmakers should expect a fight from any agency that might be under consideration for consolidation. Read full story here:


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