Yesterday I reported that Candidate Tim Ciampaglio vowed to not raise taxes if elected to the House of Delegates, going as far as to say he would sign a pledge. Today former Delegate Mark Dudenhefer announces his “Lean Government Initiative”. This sounds very interesting, as always I will post his press release and you draw your own conclusion:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2015
Dudenhefer proposes Lean Government Initiative
Proposal can save Virginia Taxpayers Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars
Stafford, Virginia – Mark Dudenhefer, Republican candidate for Virginia House District 2, has proposed an initiative that can save Virginia taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Lean Government Initiative is developed from a business philosophy that many businesses use to cut waste, save money, and constantly improvement efficiency. A handful of other states have implemented this initiative and have recorded savings ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.
The Lean Government Initiative will do more with less, and help streamline government more like the private sector. Lean government models have been used in other states to cut down backlogs, use taxpayer money more effectively, and improve governmental processes to ensure peak performance.
Mark Dudenhefer has a proven track record of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government. He has proposed solutions like the ones below, not empty campaign promises.
Lean Government Initiative proposal:
- Direct the Inspector General to implement the lean government philosophy into state government.
- Train state government managers to learn and incorporate lean government at all appropriate levels of government.
- Target government processes that will simplify and streamline procedures to reduce backlogs and cut down on waste.
“I have a proven track record of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government. If elected, I will propose legislation to implement lean government in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This initiative can save Virginia taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars; it’s time that the government starts operating as efficiently as possible,” said Dudenhefer.