Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Governor calls legislative session an opportunity to transform state government

Referring to other hard decisions made during the Great Depression, Gov. Chris Gregoire asked lawmakers in her State of the State address today to approach the legislative session believing they have the opportunity to help the people and businesses of Washington rebound from the effects of the recession.
The Governor said the challenge facing the Legislature will be to transform Washington state government into a "leaner, 21st Century organization that is more effective and efficient." Included on the Governor's list of transformations is her proposal to establish a new Department of Education focused solely on creating a seamless educational system "from pre-school to Ph.D."  Read more.   

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