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  • Lawmakers look at streamlining report

    January 27, 2010 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Lawmakers are complaining that state agencies didn't provide enough detail to a government cost-cutting panel. They say they are disappointed the Commission on Streamlining Government was unable to dig into data about spending on individual programs inside departments and the thousands of contracts they hold within... more »
  • Streamlining Government

    January 7, 2010 7:38 PM

    One week into the New Year, state officials are talking cuts to balance the state budget. The Governor has ordered most agencies to submit budget-cutting plans by Friday. This as a new report outlines ways to curb government spending in the state. The Commission on Streamlining Government was charged with... more »
  • Streamlining lawmakers get per diem

    November 25, 2009 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Six legislators participating in Commission on Streamlining Government efforts have received $17,000 in compensation while their private sector counterparts haven't collected a dime. The 10-member commission, created to look for ways to reduce government spending, canceled its meeting Tuesday to continue voting on recommendations for legislation... more »
  • Stronger monitoring of state contracts urged

    November 23, 2009 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A government cost-cutting panel wants tightened monitoring of the thousands of contracts, totaling millions, that state government agencies enter into each year. The Commission on Streamlining Government says the Legislature's joint budget committee should sign off on any consulting contracts costing $50,000 or more before an... more »
  • Kennedy defeated on earmark ban

    November 3, 2009 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A government cost-cutting panel has rejected a bid by state Treasurer John Kennedy to cut all legislative earmarks for nonprofits and other nongovernment agencies from the budget. The Commission on Streamlining Government, which is looking at ways to shrink state spending, voted 8-2 against Kennedy's idea.... more »
  • Streamlining commission starts voting

    October 27, 2009 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A state cost-cutting panel asked to find $800 million in budget cuts has begun winnowing through the list of ideas. On Tuesday, the Commission on Streamlining Government backed recommendations to: shrink the number of state-owned cars, seek private contractors to provide food service at prisons, reduce... more »

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