State Rep. Paul Curtman and the members of his committee will seek input from the general public to generate new ideas to make state government smaller and more efficient. Curtman will lead the House Committee on Downsizing State Government on a statewide listening tour next week. It will include stops in Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff on Tuesday the 16th. Curtman says his goal with the tour is to give the people a voice in what he feels should be an ongoing dialogue concerning government's roles, responsibilities, and organization. During the 2013 session, Curtman’s committee worked on several bills to improve government efficiency including legislation to streamline regulatory processes within the Department of Natural Resources. House Speaker Tim Jones gave the members of the committee special leave to meet during the interim months to continue their work. Curtman says he’s confident they will get suggestions that will lead to substantive reforms to downsize and refocus the state government.
July 16, 2013
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Cape Girardeau – Public Library [Oscar Hirsch Room]
711 N Clark St, Cape Girardeau
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Poplar Bluff – Three Rivers College [Auditorium Lobby]
2080 Three Rivers Blvd, Tinnin Fine Arts Building
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