Gov. Mike Dunleavy could revolutionize state government and downsize many departments with one innovative approach — incentives.
The best people to do the consolidation job are those closest to the problem, the department heads and managers throughout the system. They know where the fat is, what functions are essential, which are not and which could be trimmed.
They are the most knowledgeable people on how their agency’s operations could best be streamlined. They will do what needs to be done if the new governor makes it worth their while, providing a valuable and desirable benefit for using their expertise to make their agencies more effective and cost-efficient.