|Senator Jack Donahue Newsletter: The STREAMLINING REPORT|
|Friday, November 19 2010 - 4:14 pm|
Roy O. Martin, III, Vice Chair of Streamlining, and I gave a report to the Senate Finance Committee last Friday. The report concluded that of the 238 recommendations that the Commission promoted, approximately 175 of them were actually carried out.
SB293, Act 1000 requires that each department set a goal of 5% reduction in the number of employees each year for the next 3 years. The reduction would bring us in line with other states while saving $750,000,000 over the next 3 years.
SB299, Act 1001 encompasses a “Full Cost Recovery” plan which requires that every fee the state charges be examined to determine the actual cost of the service and have the legislature evaluate if the service received is still something of benefit to the citizens of this state. This law will allow us to reorder the priorities of the state to better reflect the needs of the state and the desires of its citizens.
You can examine all of the streamlining recommendations by going to the Commission’s web page:
It is my pleasure to continue to represent you in the Louisiana Senate and it is a true privilege to serve the residents of District 11 and all the people of this great state.