Yesterday, Delaware State Senator Colin Bonini responded to a constituent via email about an initiative he wants to create in Delaware. It is an idea that is so simplistic, but it makes perfect sense. He wants to create a “Does It Work?” program which would lead to the creation of an Inspector General in Delaware. This is exactly what Delaware needs. Our budget is out of control. Education funding has little to no oversight. Our State Auditor seems to be asleep at the wheel as he put his chief investigator on leave for the most bogus of reasons. With Markell leaving his post in January, the education mafia in our state will lose a lot of power. They know this.
Bonini just shot way up on my interest list. Carney has been relatively mute with actual ideas. He is too busy planning for his assumed reign to actually get out and talk with the people in a public forum. Out of all the candidates for Governor, Carney is the only one that has not reached out to me. Colin has, Lacey Lafferty has, and so has Sean Goward. Sorry Carney, your response form letters don’t count. The invite to talk is still there, but if you want to squander that opportunity, don’t get mad when I write about you like this.
Bonini needs to get his ideas out now. He needs to be very vocal as of yesterday. This is an excellent idea, and I am looking forward to hearing more about it. Now some might say this was in the planning stages already by the Joint Finance Committee. The same JFC who knew this year would be a tight budget year, but kicked the can down the road another year to take a “serious look” at things. I don’t have faith in the JFC led Democrat tag team of State Rep. Melanie Smith and State Senator Harris McDowell that others may have.
This is what Bonini wrote:
Reality is that it’s very difficult to get reliable information from the bureaucracy. One of the main reasons I vote no on the budget, in addition to the growth in spending, is the lack of accountability in our state government. I am rolling out an initiative in the next several weeks called the “Does it work?” Initiative which will call for the creation of an Inspector General’s office and the requirement that each program in State Government, large or small, be evaluated every year as to efficiency, and most importantly, effectiveness.
We have the right to know where our money is going and whether it is being used for what it’s supposed to be used for. We also have a right to know whether the expenditures are actually producing results.
Way to go Colin!