I'm working to schedule meetings with the Directors of various Departments within our county in the interest of discussing budgetary issues and the scope of their offices.
There is a great need to cut budgets, and certainly that is my direction, but it is important to know which items are in these budgets because of mandates or the Indiana Constitution even.
Some things can be put on the table today, and other things would need a much lengthier process, such as a Constitutional Amendment. Either of these things can be worthy of putting on the table, but it will pay to know which items could be cut or scaled back immediately.
We think about our sprawling Federal government, but one look at the list of departments in the county shows that we have a lot of government, some more genuinely necessary- such as courts- than others.