A plan that would provide pay for performance in state government services will be discussed at the Capitol Monday by a disparate group — progressives and Republican lawmakers.
A forum involving the Center of the American Experiment is scheduled in the morning, and then some of those participants, including the Center’s founder, Mitch Pearlstein, and Dane Smith, president of Growth & Justice, will hold a joint press conference on the topic with Republican lawmakers who’ve introduced bills on the issue.
HF 681, sponsored by Rep. Keith Downey, a Republican from Edina, would authorize a pilot program for a pay-for-performance program. Sen. Julie Rosen, a Republican from Fairmont, has the Senate version, SF 434.
Smith said the discussion will deal with the need to use creativity and experimentation in funding public investments, and “this appears to be a sound idea.”
He said he does not see the pilot program as a threat to public employees.