Elimination & Consolidation of State Entities
By Mark Murphy
August 1, 2011
To address budget gaps in recent years, policymakers have cut spending, used federal funds, enacted revenue increases, used rainy day funds, and employed various other measures to satisfy statutory and constitutional balanced budget requirements. Among the spending cuts, some states have sought to eliminate or consolidate various state entities, including departments, agencies, offices, divisions, boards, commissions and councils. This report highlights selected instances since 2009 of policymakers eliminating or consolidating state entities.
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