Despite the massive budget hole over the past several years, the Legislature has failed to reduce spending except in a handful of obviously necessary areas.  Instead, they’ve chosen to allow across the board temporary spending cuts.  There are hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits and subsidies for various special interests that could be eliminated, and numerous agencies that could be consolidated or done away with entirely.  For instance, there are half a dozen state law enforcement agencies that could be consolidated into one entity.