Read here Speaker Cannon's memo on Select Committee on Government Reorganization

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From Speaker of the House, Dean Cannon: The 2011 Legislative Session is an opportunity for transformational change. We should thoughtfully and systematically pursue true reform and avoid the temptation to make changes simply for the sake of change.

Some policy conversations reach beyond the scope of an individual Member bill and do not fit neatly inside our predefined committee structure. For that reason, pursuant to Rule 7.6, I am hereby creating the Select Committee on Government Reorganization.

Privatization, performance standards, running government like a business, and information technology are appealing ideas but not panaceas. Reform cannot consist of simply combining, recombining, dividing, or redividing government agencies. Our goal instead is to engage in the work of identifying the specific and necessary work of government in order to eliminate the extraneous tasks that have been added over the years. Florida government should be focused on core goals and structured to achieve those goals.

To convey the importance of this select committee

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