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His economic growth plan is here.

His speech on the subject is here.  I've excerpted some relevant parts:

So let's be frank.  We must confront the intractable problems of property taxes and fixed costs, but that's not enough.  We must also take immediate steps to reign in government spending:

We should examine more efficient ways to administer the State Health Benefits Program, which cost 220 million dollars more this year than last.

We should consider bulk purchasing of high-cost items like prescription drugs.  We can consolidate administrative functions in State agencies and cut PR budgets by 50% to save a combined 70 million dollars over three years.

Technology upgrades can save the State 100 million dollars annually by the third year, and energy efficiency measures can add another 20 million dollars in savings over three years.

The steady growth in the State employee workforce must end.  Acting Governor Codey is now cutting 500 positions through attrition. We should continue that approach for a number of years.  In addition, I will limit political appointees and work to reduce their numbers by a substantial percentage.

And finally, it is time to evaluate the true benefits of every State agency and program.  It is time to determine which ones are worth the cost, and which ones simply cost too much.

It is time to introduce "outcome-based" budgeting to State government, where programs are scored and retained on the basis of their effectiveness.  My cabinet will be told to identify which programs produce results, and to eliminate those that under perform.  A fresh look and consolidation are necessary in leading any large organization.

by Matt Stoller on July 26 at 3:56 PM EST

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