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Kelly Supports Formation Of Commission To Retool Maryland Government

July 31st, 2012 by WCBC Radio

In the summer of 2003, then Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich appointed former Governor Marvin Mandel to head a commission to retool Maryland government- charged with making recommendations to make state government leaner and more efficient. It did not prove a success and most believe Mandel rushed through the work in four months and in secrecy, with commission members complaining they didn't have enough time for a thorough analysis. Meetings weren't advertised; documents were hard to come by. The report – devoid of dollar figures or estimated savings – was completed in December of that year, however none of the proposals were implemented.  Almost a decade later, with the state’s fiscal picture still somewhat bleak, Delegate Kevin Kelly says it might be time to see a similar commission created, with a more thorough approach taken this time…

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