Reforming state governmental functions and authorities would reduce the size of government and improve efficiency. Specifically,
- The legislature must focus on policy, leaving implementation to the governor. The legislature should relinquish operational control over boards, agencies and departments and transfer that control to the Governor’s office.
- Elected positions such as the Secretaries of Education and Agriculture should be converted to cabinet level positions appointed by the Governor.
- Furthermore, a review of all departments could identify operational functions to be transferred to local governments via home rule, further reducing the size and cost of state government.
Reducing the size of government should result in lower taxes for our citizens.