McDonnell Addresses Government Reform
Last night Governor Bob McDonnell took time to answer questions from the public on the issue of Government reform. Craig Carper reports.
About 150 citizens from all over Virginia came to the forum hosted by the Richmond Times Dispatch to ask questions of the Governor and tell him how they feel state government can work better.
Governor McDonnell was asked to address reforms in a wide variety of areas, ranging from health care to education to transportation and infrastructure.
Afterward, McDonnell said there were some positive suggestions.
McDonnell: I liked the ideas about helping to consolidate the multiple human resource systems that are out there. I think we have 97 different systems. And one of the gentlemen said we really ought to look at that. There was a young lady that was very passionate about the use of technology and how we can use free web-based programs as opposed to very expensive hardware that’s required for data storage. That’s a novel idea that could help save us some money.
Those interested in giving suggestions to the administration on government reform can go to governor.virginia.gov.
Craig Carper, WCVE News, Capitol Square.