8 January 2014

Reforming Minnesota’s State Boards and Commissions

For the week of January 12th, 2014

There are more than 160 state boards and commissions that collectively cost Minnesota taxpayers $160 million per year. Some have governing bodies that are too large, purposes that are too vague or requirements for membership that are too political. Governor Dayton and some legislators say greater oversight is needed. On this week’s Access Minnesota, House Speaker Paul Thissen and Representative Mary Liz Holberg discuss legislative efforts to address this issue.

  • Guest: Rep. Paul Thissen (DFL-District 61B), Speaker of the Minnesota House; Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-District 58A), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee
  • Issues: How and why Minnesota developed so many boards and commissions; What kind of reforms are practical; Why reform is so difficult; Prospects for change

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