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Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 02/10/2012

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)
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s plan for overhauling state government passed the Senate Friday in a bipartisan 25-14 vote.

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.

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