McDonnell Exchanges Views on Town Hall Road Show
Gov. McDonnell has been on the road pitching and receiving ideas to make changes in state government.
Citizens raise concerns ranging from the environment to education to restricted lending practices by banks. Some of the ideas from these forums are being submitted to the Governor's Commission on Government Reform. Governor McDonnell says there have been plenty of good proposals thus far.
McDonnell: We have a list that is 210 pages and I've been through all but the last thirty of all the ideas that have come from every source. What we're going to do is say what are the things that I can do now administratively; and then what do I need to get legislative approval on and we're going to move smartly forward with all those that make sense.
McDonnell says some of the best ideas thus far involve consolidating agencies, boards and commissions; selling off unneeded state-owned property; and created one-stop shops for government services. The governor is hopeful that these recommendations will generate savings that the Commonwealth can redirect toward core priorities.