Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nixon pledges review of Government if elected

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon pledges a thorough review of every state office and program if he
is elected governor.

Nixon says he will appoint a Performance Review Commission of private-sector executives, elected officials and senior-level state employees. They will look for ways to save money and make
government more efficient.

Republican Gov. Matt Blunt made a similar campaign pledge four years ago. He appointed a 20-member Government Review Commission that came up with 84 recommendations on ways to restructure state government. Some of those suggestions were implemented.

Blunt is not seeking re-election his year. The Republican
gubernatorial candidates are Treasurer Sarah Steelman and Congressman Kenny Hulshof.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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