ST. PAUL, Minn. - There is no shortage of people who like to complain about what's wrong with their state government.
Well, they now have a chance to put their money where their mouth is, and make things better.
Governor Mark Dayton is asking Minnesotans for their ideas to make state government better, faster, and simpler.
At more than a dozen state agency booths across the State Fair, fair-goers will be able to find more information about Governor Dayton's 'Unsession' Agenda, and have an opportunity to provide their suggestions to the Governor.
"My request of Minnesotans is simple: send me your Unsession suggestions," said Governor Dayton in a written release. "Send big ideas that could revolutionize how state government operates, or commonsense changes that would eliminate headaches for Minnesotans. I invite every Minnesotan to join in building a better state government that better serves you."
Suggestion boxes will be set up at each state agency booth, and Minnesotans will also be able to submit their Unsession ideas online over the next several weeks. The Governor is asking specifically for ideas for the upcoming 2014 Legislative Session.
The Unsession, proposed by Governor Dayton, will focus on eliminating unnecessary or redundant laws, rules, and regulations, and getting rid of anything else that makes state government nearly impossible for people to understand.
The Governor also sent a personal email to the state's more than 30,000 state employees this week, asking for their reform ideas and suggestions. Already, nearly 1,200 state employees have registered to participate, and over 300 Unsession suggestions have been collected from state employees in just the first four days.
To submit your idea, visit any state agency booth at the Minnesota State Fair, or visit the Governor's Unsession Suggestion website at www.mn.gov/governor/unsession.
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