Friday, June 4, 2010

A Modest Proposal: Eliminate the Office of Lt. Gov.

My new office-mate in the Capitol press room, Rob Nikolewski of Capitol Reports, just wrote a thought-provoking piece about eliminating the entire office of lieutenant governor. You can read it HERE.

As Nikolewski notes, the office budget is nearly half a million. Nobody's saying that Diane Denish hasn't worked hard and has taken on several roles trying to expand the responsibilities of the office. But in times of government belt-tightening, is this post really necessary? Something to think about. (Some states are considering eliminating the job.)