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Document Number: 9009

State Government Redesign Efforts 2009 and 2010 - The NGA Center for Best Practices has been tracking states' efforts to downsize and redesign government. In 2009 and 2010 a broad range of budget cuts and programmatic changes were enacted. Some of the changes were temporary but must reflect a "new normal" for state government in the long term. This Issue Brief examines these actions and others that governors have been taking to deal with the austere budget reality in the following policy areas: corrections; K-12 education; higher education; employee costs, shared services; privatization and asset sales; and tax expenditures. (NGA Center for Best Practices, October 2010)...

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