McDonnell’s government reorganization plan passes Va. Senate

Good-bye, Virginia Seed Potato Board. Hello, government efficiency.

Gov. Robert F. McDonnel delivering his annual State Of The Commonwealth Address in January. (Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)

It calls for eliminating some state agencies, deregulating several professions and cutting or merging commissions and boards.

Which is why, among many other things, the Seed Potato Board could soon find itself rolled into the Potato Board.

Streamlining state government was one of McDonnell (R)’s chief campaign promises.The plan, which still must pass the House, would save state government an estimated $2 million a year.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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