A Missouri task force aimed at shrinking state government is calling for the elimination of close to 450 gubernatorial appointments.
Gov. Eric Greitens' task force on boards and commissions on Wednesday released suggestions that include nixing unnecessary and redundant boards, including one that hasn't met in seven years.
In a statement Wednesday, Greitens said government is "too big, too slow, and works too poorly." He said the recommendations are a good step toward shrinking government.
Missouri boards and commissions have a variety of roles from creating safety regulations to marketing industries. But the Boards and Commissions Task Force report says some serve similar goals or are no longer necessary.
The task force recommended boards be reduced in size, consolidated or eliminated. Because the Legislature created many of the boards and commissions, the task force recommended lawmakers take action to eliminate them.