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Chafee: 15 percent cuts are part of the solution

November 29, 2010

Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee, during an interview earlier today, said some state departments will need to undergo 15 percent cuts to close the almost-$300 million budget deficit projected for fiscal 2012.

Yes, you have to. And it’s in having fewer people do more, and that’s what I learned as mayor, having a motivated workforce, providing better services with fewer people, and that all comes from teamwork and good leadership from the top.

In related news, Ted Nesi has an eye-opening report about how the economy presided over in the 1960s by Chafee’s father, John Chafee, was quite a bit better than some people remember.

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