There are many programs in Virginia government. Although most are effective, duplicate programs must be eliminated. I feel Virginia needs to do several things to bring the growth and spending of government under control.
* There needs to be elimination of programs that duplicate others.
* There needs to be a process for accountability from every aspect of state government. I propose a performance based outcome analysis within every budget. Programs that show little benefit to the public should be eliminated and funds used where they are most effective.
* I believe there should be a zero-based budgeting process in Virginia. Any organization, department or secretariat receiving state funds must show why they need the dollars, how the money will be spent by line item, and once funds are allocated and approved, they must detail the last 4 months of the fiscal year's expenditures. Any left over money must revert to the general fund.