Bureaucracy runs amok

According to the Austin American-Statesman, it has been discovered that the state legislature requires more than 1,600 reports from various state agencies and commissions, 400 of which "are obsolete, duplicative or not needed as frequently as currently required."

Legislation frequently includes some reporting requirements, but seldom does it include a provision to stop reporting even after it’s no longer needed. Last session we reported on the elimination of the County Hides Inspector position, which hadn’t been used in over fifty years. Sounds like taxpayer’s dollars could be saved just by eliminating obsolete reporting requirements.

Read the Statesman article here.

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