George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

03/01/05 – Compe⁠t⁠⁠i⁠ng Improves Governmen⁠t⁠

By: The James Madison Institute / 2005

by Geoffrey F. Segal

Governors of both parties around the country have embraced the power of competition to find savings, improve services, and balance budgets. It’s a trend that has caught fire in the last few years. The post 9-11 economic slowdown that cut into state revenues opened the doors to more competition. Result: Governors and legislators either expanded current competitive initiatives or created new ones.