by Charley Shaw
Published: October 19, 2011
Tags: AFSCME, DNR, Education, Health Care, Kurt Zellers, Lucinda Jesson, MAPE, Mark Dayton, MPCA, newborn screening, performance contracting, state government reform, tax analytics, Tina Smith, Veterans Homes
With another state budget deficit looming, Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is planning to go public with ideas to change how government operates. House Republicans have made the most noise this summer and fall about government restructuring with their Reform 2.0 initiative.
The House passed its state government finance bill after more than six hours of floor debate on a 72-61 party-line vote. Legislators sparred over cuts to the state workforce and reforms to state government.
by Charley Shaw
Published: March 23, 2011
Tags: collective bargaining, Frank Hornstein, Kerry Gauthier, labor unions, Lyndon Carlson, Mark Dayton, Mary Liz Holberg, Morrie Lanning, Rebecca Otto, Scott Walker, state agencies, state government reform
Dogged by allegations of politically motivated cuts - and beset by criticisms and questions about some of its funding mechanisms - the House State Government Finance bill has become a controversial and complex affair.
Republicans at the Minnesota Capitol have introduced a proposal that they say would redesign state government via a partnership with the private and public sector.
Babak Armajani, co-founder of the government-reinvention group, Public Strategies Group, discusses working on reforming the Iowa state bureaucracy with then-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack. The effort was called, The Iowa Reinvention Partnership.