Lt. Governor

Liz Dowe
Public and Constituent Affairs Director

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Commission on Improving State Government to Hold First Meeting

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (March 22, 2011) – The Commission on Improving State Government, which was established by Governor Bentley’s Executive Order Number 4 on January 25th, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, March 23, from 2-4 p.m. in Room 100 of the Bailey Building (400 South Union Street, Montgomery).

The Commission is comprised of 24 members and is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Ivey.  The members are charged with examining previous studies and making recommendations to Governor Bentley on how to achieve cost savings and reduce government spending in order to maintain a government that is efficient and effective.

“Our first meeting will put a line in the sand between the old way of doing things in government and the new, streamlined way we hope to accomplish with the findings of the Commission,” Lieutenant Governor Ivey remarked. “We, as a state, face great challenges, but we’re confident that real-world solutions will grow out of the Commission’s recommendations.”

“It is vital that we find new methods of reducing government spending in order to balance our budget while still effectively providing essential state services.  The members of the Commission and I are dedicated to helping Governor Bentley, and I look forward to getting the ball rolling in the right direction tomorrow,” Ms. Ivey concluded.

Information on the composition of the Commission on Improving State Government can be found at: http://governor.alabama.gov/news/news_detail.aspx?ID=4712.