Governor Dayton proposes ways to make Minnesota government better

By KBJR News 1

Governor Dayton proposes ways to make Minnesota government better

March 4, 2014 Updated Mar 4, 2014 at 2:28 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - On Tuesday, Governor Dayton and his administration announced 1,000 ways to improve state government performance.

From reforms that will improve state government services, to the elimination of unnecessary and outdated statutes, Dayton's "un-session" reform proposals are aimed at creating a better government for a better Minnesota.

Some of the reforms Governor Dayton laid out in his roadmap for reforms include:

Plain Language Executive Order: making all state agencies use simplified language on state forms, documents and websites.

Permitting Reform: designed to streamline the environmental permitting process. The proposal would make sure 11,000 of the 15,000 permit requests each year are completed in 90 days or less.

Eliminating Outdated Laws: the proposal would eliminate over 1,000 obsolete, incomprehensible, or redundant statutes.

Other reform proposals include simplifying taxes for Minnesota personal and business tax payers and expediting the rule making process, making routine and non-controversial rules be completed in six months or less.

You can learn more on the Governor's unsession proposals here.

Written for the web by Jeremy Brickley