Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Promises about Government Efficiency on Deal-O-Meter

Use zero-based budgeting

"As Georgia’s next governor, I will work to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars by enacting zero-based budgeting. This significant reform of state budget policy will ensure every taxpayer dollar spent is justified and accounted for each year. Even in austere budget years such as this, we have a tremendous opportunity to cut cost and increase efficiency in state government."

Oppose new regional bureaucracies

"I wouldn't support creating new regional bureaucracies. Instead, I think as Georgia's needs continue to change, our current regional commissions will take on greater significance and influence in how our state moves forward."

Consolidate transportation agencies

"Shrinking the size of state government by consolidating transportation agencies - some of which have overlapping or contradictory purposes. As governor, Roy Barnes created new transportation bureaucracy in an attempt to consolidate his power."