A legislative committee looking for savings in state government will hear suggestions from the Douglas administration today.
Governor Jim Douglas earlier this year appointed a series of "tiger teams" to examine the operations of state agencies and look for efficiencies. They’re to report to the Joint Legislative Government Accountability Committee in a hearing set to begin at 9 a.m. in Statehouse Room 11.
The panel also is to hear from state Auditor Tom Salmon, and from the state Department of Libraries about a consolidation of regional libraries.
The cost-saving efforts come as the state faces projected budget deficits that could top $500 million in the next three years.