To all the fine readers, bloggers etc out there. Sharpen your pencils and list ways you think the state could save money.
I will start with a short list of suggestions that while small, would over time add up to a savings:
Sell ALL of the Dept of Commerces Airplanes (2 planes 1 Helo) - Ongoing savings in pilots, maintenance, hangars. They don't tell much about the "Executive Aircraft Division" on the website.
Combine all grant-making and money for local water and sewer systems into one place. I have been told there are at least 16 different ways of funding local systems. Very inefficient. Here are a few places to get state money: Rural Center - non-profit but state money – not accountable and overhead added in. NC Dept of Natural Resources - several different places to get $ Here, Here, Here TOO MANY TO LIST! and so on…
In the Dept. of Administration, eliminate the Agency For Public Telecommunications. It is unnecessary as it does nothing that is a direct (or even indirect) function of government. Any service it provides to other agencies can be contracted with the private sector at lower cost and higher quality.
I have started now it is your turn. Send this to everyone you know and help build a list.