Review commission issues interim report

The Governor’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring presented its Interim Report to Gov. Bob McDonnell Friday for his review.

The report includes 107 proposals, including the privatization of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, initiating a four-day, 10-hour-a-day work week for many state employees, improving inventory practices for all state real property assets, and changing the budget cycle so that a future governor adopts their first biennial budget in the first year of office and second budget in their third year of office. The Commission was established by Executive Order #2, which was signed by the Governor immediately after taking the oath of office on January 16, 2010.

“The findings and recommendations reflect a detailed review of current systems and processes in select areas of state government. I look forward to reviewing the Commission’s recommendations in greater detail over the coming weeks to determine which ones will be advocated for administrative implementation or legislative action. Taxpayers should be pleased that Virginia state government is enthusiastically continuing to innovate, save money, be smarter and more transparent,” McDonnell said in a statement.

The Interim Report can be viewed here:

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