CARSON CITY — That oinking sound you hear means it’s time for the Nevada Piglet Book, a compendium of state and local government waste produced every two years by the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
The report said: “This year’s edition of The Piglet Book makes clear that government must be restricted to a size and scope that protects the rule of law and allows free individuals to supply the needs of society through the profound intelligences that operate within the marketplace.”
The 2016 Congressional Pig Book Summary gives a snapshot of each appropriations bill and details the juiciest projects culled from the complete Pig Book.
The California Piglet Book combines elements of two perennial CAGW publications the Congressional Pig Book and Prime Cuts with HJTA’s knowledge of the California state budget. The report is but a sample of areas in the state budget where wasteful or corrupt spending can be eliminated providing a valuable resource to legislators local officials the media and taxpayers.
First published in 2005, the Maine Piglet Book has allowed MHPC to highlight the rampant and appalling examples of the abuse of taxpayer dollars that big government doesn’t want you to know about. Taxpayers have been shocked to learn of the gluttonous government waste, millions of dollars spent on pet projects, and unfathomable amounts devoted to state employees and special favors politicians give to themselves. MHPC’s unrivalled efforts have helped pave the way for reform at the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine State Housing Authority, and numerous other state agencies that have misused taxpayer dollars. But there is still work to be done. The 2016 Maine Piglet Book points out that although Maine decreased state spending in 2014, the biannual budget passed this legislative session contains a nearly $300 million spending increase. Whenever government adds that much spending, there will always be a tremendous amount of waste. Maine still has a long way to go at limiting unnecessary initiatives, and preventing our tax dollars from going to individuals and programs that do not need government assistance. With Maine policy makers looking to decrease the tax burden, it is more important than ever to streamline our state government and eliminate waste. By ensuring that every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely and used responsibly, we can guarantee Maine has an opportunity to grow and thrive.
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I N T RO D UCTI O N The Maine State Government has made much progress in eliminating pork spending and government waste as a result of The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Maine Piglet Book series.
Maine Spending Spree Temporarily Slowed Down The Maine Piglet Book series has allowed MHPC to shed light on some of the most egregious examples of government waste and pork spending. Consequently, the Maine State Government has attempted – albeit inadequately – to limit unnecessary spending and slow the growth of government. It should come as no surprise then that the State of Maine is actually spending LESS money than it was in 2012, when we published our last Maine Piglet Book. That fact, however, is a bit misleading, as we will demonstrate in this publication. For example, this spending decrease is partly due to the reduction of stimulus funds from the federal government, as well as temporary spending cuts due to the financial crisis. But it has also undoubtedly been encouraged by The Maine Heritage Policy Center’s unrivaled push for smaller and more efficient government. Unfortunately, even though progress has been made in many areas, state spending is still far larger than it should be, or would be if only Augusta took our spending seriously. We must continue to push for the State of Maine to spend less of our hard earned money. The following table illustrates just how much less Maine is spending in state and federal dollars compared to when we released our last Maine Piglet Book in 2012:
In the course of such work, many instances of government waste come to light. Indeed, notwithstanding Nevada's severely depressed economy and worst-in-the-nation unemployment, state and local governments routinely continue abuses NPRI documented two years ago, in the 2008 Nevada Piglet Book.The Piglet Book details a host of other failures of state and local government agencies in Nevada, many running into the millions of dollars.Because of these and myriad other failures of the system The Piglet Book predicts, “The fiasco jointly perpetrated by the State of Nevada and Xerox may soon rank among the greatest catastrophes in Nevada history.”Among the offenses revealed in The Piglet Book is the story of an employee of the Clark County School District who was “demoted and transferred” after reporting waste in the purchasing department. She later informed reporters of additional waste.