Kentucky sells assets on eBay
The Lexington Herald Leader reports that Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has put up two aged planes from the states fleet of 15 for sale on eBay.
We laud the governor for rationalizing states assets but think his press conference is a little over the top considering the size of the state’s estimated budget shortfall for 2012 is $780 million.
Lexington Herald Leader says the Smart Government Initiative of the Office of Procurement Services estimates that $7.2 million has been saved through contract renegotiations and rebidding.
The cuts that are impressive were when the Governor, Lt. Governor, cabinet secretaries and senior staff took 10 percent pay cuts in 2009 and 2010. Now that is real leadership.
The planes, and a big assortment of pocket knives, may be viewed at the Division of Surplus Property’s eBay store.