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Assembly Candidate Levins: Cutting Waste Lowers Spending and Taxes

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by Wil Levins

(CNBNEWS.NET) I was recently speaking with a group of public employees who  work for various prominent State Agencies and listened as they shared examples of profound wastefulness that occurs in our State government.  From not utilizing a common database for sharing departmental information to failed inter-office policies that prohibit corporate taxes from being paid on time electronically were among the many ways our State’s inefficient operating methods squander New Jersey taxpayer’s dollars.

So why should you care?  Government Agency operating costs all contribute into

the State’s Annual Budget and the money needed to pay the budget comes from our taxes.  Property taxes, gas taxes, sales taxes, road tolls and licensing fees are just some of the many ways we support government agencies.  Cutting wasteful practices helps to make our agencies more efficient and requires less money to operate our government.  Lowering costs will reduce the amount in tax money we need to pay to operate our State, so we get better service at a more affordable price.

Levins for Assembly CNB ad When I am elected your Assemblyman, I will support the legislation that has been proposed by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande that calls for the State Comptroller’s Office to deputize independent certified public accounts to audit every state agency.  These audits will cost taxpayers no additional money because the independent CPA’s will be paid 10% of the waste they identify once eliminated.  It will allow the State Comptroller to conduct a broader accounting of our State’s waste while making it easier to identify ways to reduce our government spending.

Working with other fiscally responsible legislators to provide you with a more effective and efficient State Government is part of my three point pledge - the A.R.T. of Good Governance.  We need legislators in Trenton who are willing to think outside the box in utilizing new concepts and ideas to provide us all with accountability, responsibility and transparency. 

In liberty,

Wil Levins

5th District Republican Assembly Candidate

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