Guadagno touts red tape review’s accomplishments

TRENTON – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno said today the state has been succeeding in creating a “smarter and smaller government,”

TRENTON – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno said today the state has been succeeding in creating a “smarter and smaller government,” and she heralded the work of the Red Tape Review Commission, which released a report today that highlighted some of the areas it says it helped streamline.

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For example, Guadagno told mayors at today’s conference that there are now 2,000 fewer titles in the Civil Service Commission, a move that enables managers to move employees around in similar jobs for greater efficiency.

As an example, she said that “roads” worker and “streets” workers were consolidated into one position.

“We are responding to your concerns,” she told the mayors at the Legislative Day conference organized by the state League of Municipalities.

She added that restrictions have been eased for nonprofit groups, and they are not requiring so many audits. This could save the groups at least $10 million each year, she said.

There have been other improvements as well, Guadagno said, such as professionals being able to apply for licenses, and more efficiency for Urban Enterprise Zone filings.

Work remains though, such as improving the bidding and procurement process, and the need to review obsolete licenses, she told the mayors.

 

Guadagno touts red tape review’s accomplishments