Baldacci: Regionalization Solves Budget Problems, Lowers Pro

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Baldacci: Regionalization Solves Budget Problems, Lowers Pro

"Reinvention of Government?" Does that include reinventing the state into the health insurance business, and the housing business, and the child care business, and the ........???

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Baldacci: Regionalization Solves Budget Problems, Lowers Pro

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003Farmington agencies begin collaborative fuel purchasing deal By BETTY JESPERSEN, Staff WriterCopyright © 2003 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.   FARMINGTON — Gov. John E. Baldacci could not be in Farmington on Tuesday for the kick-off of the new regional approach for motor fuel purchasing, but in a personal letter, he applauded those involved for moving forward on one of his key initiatives.-----Baldacci has encouraged this type of "bottom-up" approach to regionalization. "This reinvention of government is the kind of thinking we need if we are going to solve our state's budgetary problems and offer real relief to property taxpayers." [url=http://www.centralmaine.com/news/stories/030611farm_sel.shtml]http://www...

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Good idea, and towns have been doing it for years. In this area towns have gotten together to buy culverts and road salt for a long time. When you look at the savings as a percentage of total budgets your talking peanuts. Maybe it'll will be enough to stall any real cuts for Baldacci's term.

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