Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Few Suggestions for Change in Wisconsin's Governance

Yes, I wrote "governance", not "government." The former is process.

Legislative inexperience should not nullify real-world passion and knowledge of the nuances and complexities of a policy area when making assignments, but it does.

Want more reform? Let's take a look at legislative staffs and whittle them down to size, both figuratively and literally. They have too much power, and, judging by emails we saw from Sen. Jim Holperin's office this year, they have way too much time for things such as scheduling crony league softball games, a sure bet there's too many of them.

So let's cut legislative staff sizes, and limit their contact with state agencies. They build up seniority, too, so much so they can hinder a new lawmaker in their own party if he or she doesn't follow the script once there. They have a knack for bogging people down in the cogs of the bureaucratic machinery.

From Rich Moore via Berry

1 comment:

Tim Morrissey said...

Can I get an "Amen" here?