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Reform & Restructuring Commission will work to put forth bold and innovative ideas to ensure that duplicative, outdated, unnecessary and ineffective services and service delivery methods are eliminated and that state revenues are dedicated to the core functions of government.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.
Governor Bob McDonnell today issued a call for Virginians to join in a moment of silence to commemorate the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting exactly one week after the shootings occurred. Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has issued a proclamation declaring this Friday as a Day of Mourning in Connecticut and called upon all citizens of that state to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Governor Malloy has also asked Connecticut places of worship and government buildings, which have the ability, to ring bells 26 times during that moment of silence. Governor McDonnell has also issued a day of mourning proclamation for Dec. 21.
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