VIDEO: Rep. GOP Lawmakers Push for Private Sector Examination of State Agency Spending

On Tuesday, State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) unveiled legislation that would authorize a private sector “deep dive” into state agency spending so that opportunities for cost savings and greater efficiencies can be identified.    

Reick’s HJR06and HB275are modeled after President Ronald Reagan’s 1982 executive order calling for a private sector study on cost control, which resulted in the 1984 ‘Grace Commission’ report. That audit led to 2,487 separate recommendations for streamlining government agencies in ways that would have saved hundreds of billions.

“By identifying inefficiencies, redundancies and insufficient control over the operations of state agencies which result in inadequate services being provided at too high a cost, we can make adjustments and provide taxpayers with the value they deserve,” Reick said.