I read The Star’s recent editorial concerning state Sen. Del Marsh’s “firing” of 40, more or less, of his predecessor’s office staff. He replaced them with six, to do the same amount of work, therefore saving a million dollars for his office’s budget.
He’s spending approximately a quarter of that, the “hefty fee to academics” The Star refers to, with a local college, Auburn University at Montgomery.
This pays for an in-depth study of how to become even more efficient in an effort to save even more in the future. The Star called this a “tough sell.”
Would the same criticism or cynicism have been leveled at the Democratic candidate who Sen. Marsh defeated had he done the same thing?
Montgomery (formerly of Anniston)