Letter: Reform 2.0 a step in the right directionAfter achieving a significant amount of savings to the state with last session’s reform package, I’m pleased to see the priorities contained in this year’s Reform 2.0 agenda.
By: District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, Worthington Daily Globe
After achieving a significant amount of savings to the state with last session’s reform package, I’m pleased to see the priorities contained in this year’s Reform 2.0 agenda.
Minnesota is lagging behind other states and even the federal government when it comes to adapting to new technologies and creating a more efficient government. The Reform 2.0 plan contains dozens of initiatives brought forward by the public that will create a better government and economy.
Legislative leaders recently traveled the state to gather input from citizens, business leaders and local government officials. Many of them were used to form the Reform 2.0 agenda, a plan that seeks to improve state government efficiency, our economy, and our education and health care systems.
There are dozens of proposals that fall under these three categories, and I plan to discuss more of the specific ideas in future legislative updates.
Lawmakers are always looking for ways to create jobs and better spend taxpayer dollars. We approved dozens of reforms last year, and I believe Reform 2.0 will continue to build on this success.