More interesting fun with amendments and earmarks —
What if your favorite non-profit isn’t getting the state funding it so richly deserves?
Hire a lobbyist (type “International Institute” into here).
Not a bad days work, eh?
No judgment from this corner on the merits of the particular non-profit.
But who is better placed to determine the level of need and the most effective means of meeting that need — the staff at Mental Health, Social Services, and Workforce Development or these legislators?
And a question — if you codify a transaction between a private provider and a state agency into law — What leverage does the state agency have to insure proper delivery of services? I don’t know the answer, but I’d love to hear from someone who does.