House committee on government efficiency to hear comments this week

Monday, July 22, 2013 | 8:06 a.m. CDT; updated 10:06 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 22, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — A new Missouri House committee focused on government efficiency is apparently taking its mission to heart.

The Interim Committee on Improving Government Responsiveness and Efficiency has scheduled hearings for Monday and Tuesday at the state Capitol.

It plans to start each hearing with public testimony. But it has posted a notice that people should limit their remarks to four minutes.

The panel is one of many created this summer by House Speaker Tim Jones. Other committees are soliciting ideas about reducing the size of government and making changes to state laws governing Medicaid, education and agriculture.

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Ed Lane July 22, 2013 | 12:10 p.m.

Efficiency has never been a strong suit of government!! Most of the time, inefficiency would apply.

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Richard Saunders July 22, 2013 | 3:20 p.m.

Soliciting ideas is one thing, while getting people to let go of the power/loot they hold is quite another. In the end, it merely creates something else to fight over (a.k.a. "divide and conquer") for whatever upcoming elections/bills are to be voted on.

The only thing government is efficient at is creating waste (with this committee being a fine example).

If only they'd stop stealing, then they'd soon discover that there's little left to fight over.

However, I DARE them to prove me wrong.

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Corey Parks July 22, 2013 | 9:54 p.m.

If they were really taking it to heart they would bring in Corporate CEO's and let them demonstrate how to run a business. Govt. officials would not know efficiency it is slapped them in the face. They are however geniuses at buying and selling personal stock with perfect timing.

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