State and Local Government Privatization: Testimony before the House Committees on State Affairs and Government Efficiency and Reform

This testimony illustrates some of the ways in which state and local government privatization opportunities in Texas could help achieve a higher level of service and efficiency for taxpayers. For example, a portion of the drive to reform government through the use of managed competitions can be seen in the systemic failures of government agencies such as the General Services Administration (GSA). Two decades ago, the GSA charged government agencies $2.21 for a dozen BIC pens that could be provided by a private-sector firm for 89 cents.

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