Brown Wants To End Wasteful Spending on 718 State Reports
On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced a plan to eliminate the production of 718 bureaucratic reports that he believes are unnecessary. Legislative action is needed to eliminate 375 of the reports, while the Brown administration will end the other 343. The governor's office did not specify how much money would be saved through the plan, but Brown spokesperson Elizabeth Ashford said eliminating the reports would result in "significant savings in terms of employee productivity, and printing and distribution costs."
- "Gov. Jerry Brown Wants To Cut 718 Unnecessary, Defunct Reports" (Megerian, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 4/17).
- "Jerry Brown Calls Kangaroo Harvest Report, Others, Wasteful" (Siders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 4/17).