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Governor Matt Blunt Says No State Agency is Off Limits Under New Government Review

January 24, 2005
By: Travis Thompson
State Capital Bureau

In one of the largest reviews of state government in 30 years, Governor Matt Blunt says no state agency is off limits.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

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Blunt says he will appoint a 20-member commission to review and reorganize state government.

All areas of government could be impacted.

One example, the commission could eliminate the University of Missouri System's Board of Curators.

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Contents: "You'd be hard pressed to find sacred cows in this discussion. Every element of our governement structure is on the table."

Blunt appointed Warren Erdman and Stephen Bradford to co-chair the commission.

Bradford played a key role in the state government reorganization under former Governor Kit Bond.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.

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Every state agency could be impacted under Governor Matt Blunt's new plan to review state government.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

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Matt Blunt says he will appoint a 20-person commission to perform one of the largest reviews of state government in 30 years.

Blunt says no state agency is off limits.

But, Blunt says changes to state transporation and other agencies could come before the commission has a chance to review the agencies.

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Contents: "Some things are going to be done in advance of their recommendations. It's very possible that if they were to discover something that was an egregious inefficiency, and I'm not suggesting they will, but if they were to discover an egregious inefficiency then we would go ahead and take action prior to their formal report."

Blunt appointed Warren Erdman and Stephen Bradford to co-chair the commission.

Bradford played a key role in the state government reorganization under former Governor Kit Bond.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.

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In one of the largest reviews of state government in 30 years, Governor Matt Blunt says no state agency is off limits.

Travis Thompson has more from the state Capital.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Blunt says he will appoint a 20-member commission to review and reorganize state government.

All areas of government could be impacted.

Actuality:
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents: "The commission's primary responsibility is to determine how state government can be more efficient and can be structured in a way that allows them to maximize use of Missouri tax dollars."

Blunt appointed Warren Erdman and Stephen Bradford to co-chair the commission.

Bradford played a key role in the state government reorganization under former Governor Kit Bond.

Bradford says the commission will finish their reviews within a year.

From the state Capital, I'm Travis Thompson.