The legislature could meet its goal of shrinking state government this year—by getting rid of about thirty boards and committees it established, such things as the Advisory Committee on Tobacco Securitization or the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture or the Farm to Table Advisory board. Also on Senator Bob Dixon’s hit list. is the Joint Committee on the Reduction and Reorganization of Programs Within State Government.
Dixon’s office estimates passage of the bill will eliminate 58 gubernatorial appointments, 146 appointees of the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tem of the Senate, and 53 positions listed as “other.”
A summary of the bill listing all changes in boards and committees can be found at: http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723601