New Blog Worth Bookmarking

In case you haven’t seen it plugged already on Commonwealth Conservative and One Man’s Trash, there’s a new blog that should prove to be worth watching: The Virginia Cost Cutting Caucus blog set up by Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, chairman of the House cost cutting caucus.

The blog creates a forum in which citizens can engage in constructive criticism of Virginia’s state budget. Such public scrutiny would have been impractical only a year ago, but the latest online version of the budget provides greater detail than ever before. The guiding philosophy of the blog in Saxman’s words: “We believe that a more transparent, accountable and competitive government will yield better services at a lower cost to the taxpayers.”

Late last year, linking to the same budget documents, Bacon’s Rebellion urged readers to “Blog the Budget” — to little avail. Perhaps we picked the wrong time of year, right before Christmas. With Saxman behind it, I suspect that the Cost Cutting blog will prove more successful. The Staunton delegate has invited “several people” to contribute to the blog, including Norm Leahy at One Man’s Trash. We wish the new blog the best of luck.


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