Show Me the Money
At the request of a reader, consider this to be an open post on the topic of potential new revenue streams. Be it for education funding reform, or simply to offset the increasing burden of pension payment obligations, it is pretty clear that additional revenues will be needed in excess of any savings that can be realized from additional cost-cutting and efficiencies that can (and should) be implemented.
The one-time moves are pretty well tapped out, booking future savings today can only go so far, so...how do we go about generating additional revenues? And does that job get easier if the funds are dedicated for specific purposes? Does the public believe those representations in any event?
You asked for it. Have at it.