This headline should strike fear in us: “State government reorganizes, seeking more efficiency.”
Pardon my cynicism, but I’ve seen this movie before. Every administration in Washington and every state capital promises to reinvent, reorganize and rethink government.
Now, Rob Christensen reports in the N&O that North Carolina is scrambling the bureaucratic eggs again. This time, both a Democratic governor and Republican legislature were in the kitchen.
Reorganize all you want. Nothing changes in state government.
Most state employees will continue to do a great job under difficult conditions. A few sullen, lazy employees will give all the rest a bad name. And clueless political appointees will redecorate their offices and commission heroic portraits of themselves.