Oct 21, 2011 at 9:26 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is rolling out a series of changes to the way state government operates with goals of efficiency and cost-saving.
Dayton announced the overhaul to state operations at a Thursday news conference with his chief of staff and commissioner of human services. They say that a newly installed competitive bidding process to provide state health insurance to low-income people has saved nearly $500 million in state and federal funds.
Dayton calls his agenda "Better Government for a Better Minnesota'' and says more pieces will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Dayton says while running for governor, one of the things he heard most often on the campaign trail is that Minnesotans want government to operate more efficiently and effectively.