If Police Responded to Every Third Call, That Would Save Money Too


New Hampshire is suspending jury trials for a month, thereby saving $73,000 that would otherwise be spent on juror "stipends" (at $20 a day, these really should be called "insults"). The state is facing a $250 million budget deficit, so this move gets it 0.03 percent of the way there. You might think a reputedly libertarian-leaning state, before cutting back on one of the government's few legitimate functions, would look into slashing or eliminating some of these:

Acupuncture Licensing, Board of

Agriculture, Markets, and Food Department

Americorps, New Hampshire

Arts Council, Cultural Resources Department

Auctioneer's Board, Secretary of State

Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics Board

Bicycle/Pedestrian Information Center

Boxing and Wrestling Commission

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium

Commission on the Status of Men

Commission on the Status of Women

Community College System of NH

Community Development Finance Authority

Cultural Resources Department

And that's just the first three letters.