JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The governor’s Boards and Commissions Task Force met this week to hear testimonies from various state agencies.

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson

Each department presented information on their respective boars, allowing the Task Force to make recommendations to the governor on eliminating or consolidating boards and commissions that were no longer effective or needed.

Departments reviewed included the Department of Agriculture, Corrections, Economic Development, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health and Senior Services, Higher Education, Mental Health, Public Safety and Natural Resources.

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who co-chairs the Task Force with Scott Turk, commended the Task Force for having such a productive second meeting.

“Governor Greitens and I made a commitment to the people of Missouri to streamline government and reduce bureaucracy, and we are fulfilling that promise through the Task Force,” said Parson, “The Task Force has done an excellent job of reviewing several of our state agencies, and we look forward to hearing from the rest at our next meeting.”

Members of the Task Force include several state representatives and state senators along with members of the public.They are scheduled to meet again in August and plan to submit recommendations to the governor by October.