In light of the unprecedented budgetary challenges facing the Commonwealth and the increasing demand for core public services, government must become more effective and efficient.
Governor McDonnell’s Government Reform & Restructuring Commission will work to put forth bold and innovative ideas to ensure that duplicative, outdated, unnecessary and ineffective services and service delivery methods are eliminated and that state revenues are dedicated to the core functions of government.
We must make government simpler and easier to use, more efficient and more effective. That is the work of this Commission.
View the November 21, 2011 Report to the Governor
View the August 31, 2011 Commission Meeting PowerPoint.
View the success of Governor McDonnell's Government Reform agenda
Governor McDonnell’s Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review
In September of 2011, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the creation of the Governor's Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review. The five-member Task Force is a result of legislation introduced during the 2011 General Assembly Session by Senator Steve Newman (R-Bedford County) to review state mandates imposed on localities and to recommend temporary suspension or permanent repeal of such mandates as appropriate.
Presentations from the November 18, 2010 Full Commission Meeting
Presentations and other materials from previous commission meetings can be found here.
NEW YORK CITY- With exactly 100 days remaining in the gubernatorial administration of Governor Bob McDonnell, the governor today announced a "Sprint to the Finish" final 100 days plan that aims to continue the administration's successes in improving the quality of life of all Virginians and building a "Commonwealth of Opportunity." Over the course of the last four years the Administration has worked with the General Assembly to successfully achieve Virginia's first major transportation funding plan in over a generation, add 14,000 new slots for in-state undergraduate students at Virginia's colleges and universities, put more education dollars into the classroom and initiated significant k-12 education reforms, strengthen Virginia's pension system, and work with the private sector to help put in place policies that have helped drop Virginia's unemployment rate from 7.4% in January 2010 to 5.8% today, the lowest unemployment rate in the Southeast. Now, the governor is laying out a number of initiatives and goals for the administration to focus on in the final months of his time in office. The governor made the announcement while on his annual visit to bond rating firms in New York City where he, along with legislators and administration officials, will discuss Virginia's fiscal standing and financial outlook moving forward.
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