Lt. Gov. Hosts Government Reform Town Hall in Escanaba

It’s no secret that with state tax revenue falling, Lansing has to save money any way it can.

Governor Jennifer Granholm is asking Lieutenant Governor John Cherry to look at how state government itself might be streamlined.

He has some ideas on that.

And he’s having a town hall meeting right now in Escanaba to share them.

The lieutenant governor is suggesting stripping state government down to 7 departments, each of which will be responsible for several areas.

Michigan currently has 17 state government departments.

And he wants to know what people think about that.

It’s at the Heirman Center at Bay College, free of charge.

UGN News is there right now, and we’ll have more about it for you at 10 and 11 tonight.