HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to eliminate 25 state boards and commissions as part of an effort to reduce the size of state government.
The Democratic governor said Tuesday that many of the panels served a worthwhile purpose when they were created years ago. But today, many are no longer needed or another state body can handle their functions.
The list of proposed eliminations includes the Adult Literacy Board, the Advisory Committee for the William Benton Museum of Art, the Child Daycare Council, the Connecticut Israel Exchange Commission and the State Board of Examiners of Shorthand Reporters. There are 258 boards and commissions to which the governor can make appointments.
Malloy also wants to merge two commissions.
His proposal will require legislative approval. The new session opens Wednesday.
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