The order tasks Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee to meet with mayors and local leaders to best decide on how to share services and pass savings onto citizens.
“Cities and towns right now are doing their best, but they’re struggling,” says Raimondo, "Families in Rhode Island and businesses in Rhode Island are struggling because property taxes are high and rising; and the way we are going to fix that is by coming together and coming up with creative solutions to keep costs down.”
A thought, if you will ....
Why do they need the Lt Governor, to be ... errr "empowered?" Can't they just empower themselves to find best practices? Does this mean they haven't been trying to find best practices?
This "Executive Order" doesn't really cut costs, it just says we should think about it. Why is this "News"? Why does the stories lede infer she is actually engaging in cost cutting? Why does the Governor treat every pronouncement (see earlier blog re: Saving For College) as some earth shattering accomplishment, when all she is doing is manipulating the citizenry? Some help out there, please?
Any insight would be appreciated. I'm really at a loss here.