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Not Every 'Bush' Grows

Despite his brothers mixed pedigree on the growth of government, Florida Governor Jeb Bush is dedicated to shrinking the size and reach of government. In five years, the total number of authorized positions in all of state government - including the courts, lottery, the National Guard and elected or appointed officials - has fallen by 3,795 since Bush took office.

But without gains in the universities and courts, caused by higher enrollment and work loads, the falloff would have been about 6,000 greater.

Bush isn't stopping there though. He continues to look at other outsourcing opportunties. He's so serious about making government work better he created the Center for Efficient Government, that will identify new outsourcing opportunities for the Governor to undertake in the remaining years of his administration.


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