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Gov. Little creates group to cut state inefficiencies

Posted: 3:16 PM, Apr 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-25 17:16:16-04

BOISE — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued an executive order forming a working group to find ways to cut inefficiencies in state government.

Little on Thursday announced the formation of the Regional Government Efficiency Working Group and named Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, also a Republican, as the chair.

The group will have at least an additional 13 members, including from the state House of Representatives and the Senate, the governor's administration, and seven regional members.

Little says government tends to grow during times of prosperity, but that Idaho needs to be proactive in preparing for the next economic downturn.

Little and McGeachin didn't have specific examples of inefficiencies, but say that's what the working group will investigate.

(by Keith Ridler, Associated Press)