As part of her continuing 21st Century Government Reform initiative, Gov. Chris Gregoire took executive action today by announcing several significant reform measures to ensure Washington state delivers services more efficiently and effectively.
"Just like private businesses, state government must make changes to get the most value for our investments while maintaining the highest level of customer service," Gregoire said. "The reforms I'm proposing today make needed cuts while ensuring that Washington continues to provide important services required in our new economy."
Gregoire first signed an executive order eliminating 17 boards and commissions while announcing she will introduce legislation to eliminate an additional 78.