Va. commission releases 107 recommendations for government efficiency
Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) Commission on Government Reform has released a report outlining 107 recommendations to streamline state government, including privatizing the state's liquor stores.
The commission already voted to adopt the recommendations. But Friday was the deadline for the group to put its recommendations in writing.
In a letter accompanying the report, commission chairman Fred Malek writes that the group sifted through 1,700 suggestions from the public to come up with the ideas.
"Our work is far from complete," he writes, promising that the commission will continue to meet through McDonnell's four year term.
The group's recommendations include a proposal to increase the number of state employees who work four-day weeks, to consolidate and eliminate some state boards and commissions, to eliminate some state agency toll-free phone numbers and to shift Virginia's two-year budget cycle, so that governors write two full budgets during their four year terms.
They also proposed new government customer service centers and consolidating different state agency inspector generals into one government-wide inspector general's office.
Some of the changes require General Assembly approval. Others can be ordered by McDonnell.
| October 15, 2010; 5:07 PM ET
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