Robert Reich on Government Reform

Former Secretary of Labor; Democratic Challenger MA Governor

Cut wasteful programs, start with across-the-board 3% cuts

I’d look for places to cut wasteful spending. I’d start by cutting administrative costs by three percent across the board. I’d also focus on eliminating unnecessary make-work jobs, like the $18 million a year on patronage jobs in the court system. Over the past four years, they’ve cost the state more than $50 million. Or, to take another example, I’d cut the $4.5 million the Republican administration now spends on press secretaries.
Source: , Sep 17, 2002

Establish satellite governor’s office in Berkshire County

Reich said that if he is elected, a satellite governor’s office will be established in Berkshire County.

Standing on a wooden box behind the lectern, Reich, who is 4’10“ tall, drew laughs when he declared himself to be ”the only candidate with a real platform.“

Source: D.R. Bahlman, Berkshire Eagle , Apr 22, 2002

Other governors on Government Reform: Robert Reich on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Deval Patrick
MA Senatorial:
John Kerry
Scott Brown

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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