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Governor Jodi Rell has put out a challenge, asking current and former state employees to submit innovative ideas to tighten Connecticut's belt.
The program is called the Innovative Idea Initiative, or "I cubed." It actually revives a program that operated from 1995 to 2003, that asks the people who work for state government to come up with ways to help, including streamlining process and procedure, restructuring contracts, scheduling, and safety.
One thing is different this time around. The panel that reviews the innovative ideas will consist of high-level managers, not union representatives.
Today on Where We Live, two prominent former state employees, Bill Curry and Dean Pagani, join us to share some of their ideas.
How can Connecticut save money? What ideas do you have? You don't have to be a state employee to join the conversation.
Add your suggestions, questions, and comments below. We'll send our ideas along to the Governor...