|Reorganization Clears Final Hurdle; House Approves $126 Million in Savings (March 2, 2010)|
Monday, March 2, 2010
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Rep. Tyler Olson, 515-281-3221
Government Reorganization Clears Final Hurdle;
House Approves $126 Million in Savings
“In these tough economic times, the $126 million we saved on government reorganization this week will help us fund our key priorities in education and job creation while keeping the state budget balanced without raising taxes,” said Olson.
Senate File 2088 creates more accountability for taxpayer dollars and eliminates wasteful spending. This bill consolidates agencies and delivers services to Iowans in more efficient methods. The massive reorganization plan finalized by the House today is estimated to save taxpayers an additional $126 million next year, bringing the total savings from reorganization efforts passed this year to about $265 million.
The bill is one of the largest initiatives in state history at 350 pages and contains over 50 different ideas, both large and small. It eliminates 14 different boards and commissions, reduces energy costs, combines state purchasing, cuts down on middle management to keep front line workers in their jobs, and consolidates information technology.
The bill now goes to the Governor.
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