Stephen Goldsmith is a professor of government at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was formerly the two-term mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor for operations for New York City.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recently announced plans to lay off up to 2,000 state workers, as the Bay State joins the growing list of states in deep financial distress. Despite federal support through the stimulus bills, the state has a big hole in its budget.
Steve Poftak of the Pioneer Institute offers his views on some reforms that could help Massachusetts operate better, faster, cheaper. Your comments are welcome.