Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Jones: Governor's government re-organization plan was overdue

Last week the Iowa House of Representatives passed a piece of legislation that streamlines and realigns the state government of Iowa. It has been nearly 40 years since the organization of the state government has been evaluated and restructured in order to be serve Iowans. In that time the number of cabinet level departments and agencies has grown to 37 agencies. Within these agencies are many duplicative and redundant services that will move under appropriate departments to maximize the services provided to Iowans.

By aligning functions and services that are similar, taxpayers will have a mor...

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