Most new Alabama governors appoint a task force to write a report on streamlining state government and then let it collect dust. Gov. Robert Bentley and legislative leaders said they are determined not to let that happen.
Bentley already has targeted some programs in the executive branch, including one of his own Cabinet members, for merger and said there will be more.
“Streamlining government will save money. If one agency duplicates the services of another agency, we will merge those agencies. We will look for excess and cut it out,” Bentley said.
Like most new Alabama governors, Bentley barely had begun his term last year when he created the Commission on Improving State Government to give him recommendations.