Minnesota and Wisconsin Announce Shared Services Initiatives

Earlier this week, Minnesota and Wisconsin announced 80 shared services initiatives that will save each state about $10 million. As this Reason study elaborates (with regard to education services), shared services are one of those unsung, but important, tools that governments have at their disposal to generate efficiencies and cost savings, and ultimately, to right-size government.

Leonard Gilroy is vice president of government reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. He also serves as senior managing director of the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation, which assists policymakers and other stakeholders in designing, analyzing and implementing public sector pension reforms.