The proposed 2023-2025 Biennial budget is expected to maintain previous services levels. However, by using smarter technology, streamlining the workflow, increasing workforce morale, implementing policies, practices, and procedures we will ensure the needed and expected levels of government service for less, and reduce our energy consumption. We will spend less and realize more revenue than the current Governor anticipates.
As Governor, I will implement several cost saving initiatives and measures designed to increase cost effectiveness and energy efficiency without negatively impacting safety or service. The following measures will ensure we are able to maintain the current staffing level and avoid employee furlough days.
I will offer state employees the option of a ten hour a day, four day a week, forty hour work week. Additionally, we will enable employees, whose presence is not required on-site, to work from home. These cost saving measures will reduce daily start-up costs as well as reduce personal and public energy consumption.
I will cut the Procurement Department Red tape, unbundle government contracts, allow bidders to lease equipment subject to transparency requirements, provide wrap up bonding and insurance, to enable more contractors, vendors and suppliers to respond to Requests For Proposals and offer competitive bids. This is likely to reduce procurement costs by as much as ten percent (10%).
I will cut the State of Nevada's government utility costs by using modern efficiencies and technology to heat, cool, light and regulate lobbies, offices, and conference rooms throughout all State of Nevada facilities.
I will cut the flow of administrative paperwork by fifty percent (50%). This will reduce purchasing, handling and storage costs by twenty percent (20%).
Additionally, over a period of six (6) years I will greatly reduce the State of Nevada’s debt service by transitioning from the current "Debt to Fund Services" revenue and expenditure system to a "Pay As You Go" revenue and expenditure system. This will result in the State of Nevada having a constant reserve fund and ultimately encourage the bond rating agencies to increase the State's Bond Rating, making it less costly to borrow money, fund projects, or acquire general obligation bonds.