John Kennedy's Blog
This confirms my worst fears. Not only do we have too many contracts, but we're hiding from the public the number of consultants we're hiring. It's time to completely reform the way contracts are handled in state government.
There are 462 exemptions, exclusions, rebates and tax credits intended to stimulate industry and create jobs. Every one of these needs to be reviewed to make sure they are working.
State Treasurer John N. Kennedy has long been in favor of pruning the stat-deds, citing some that protect grants for specific filmmakers, funds to fight pet overpopulation and money for the board of massage therapists.