Clean house at Dept of Education
K-12 and Higher Education accounts for almost 67% of the general fund. Unfortunately this means that cuts HAVE to come from education. There is no way to get around this. Get an expert to come and look at the DOE and make recommendations to trim costs without affecting education. This "expert" shouldn't be from the education community but rather from an efficiency stand point and free from political apron strings. Unfortunately Sup. Luna is too busy with politics to effectively do his job.
Joe Swank commented
Teach the legislators that throwing more money you at the educational system does not equate to better education. Pay good teachers more money, while replacing bad teachers. Take the tenure practice away and make teachers accountable year end and year out with the threat of being fired if they are substandard teachers.