Media Advisory – Mastriano plans Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing on Streamlining Government

WHO: State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, has scheduled a remote hearing Friday, Oct. 9th in Chambersburg on “streamlining government.”

DATE: Friday, Oct. 9th.

TIME: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Franklin County Visitors Bureau, 15 S Main St, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

WHAT: The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, chaired by Senator Mastriano, is holding a remote hearing on “streamlining government” at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. Legislation before the committee would consolidate government by merging several state agencies, in an effort to improve services at a lower cost.

“I am constantly hearing frustration by constituents regarding the inordinate size of our state government, and the bloated number of state agencies and bureaucracies that we have in the Commonwealth,” said Mastriano. “Government consolidation is a popular buzz phrase that we hear multiple times throughout the year – but we see very little action. We need to have serious talks about what’s working and what’s not working with our state government, because our taxpayers deserve efficiency and accountability.” – Senator Mastriano.

LEGISLATION: Senate Bill 1131 would merge functions of the State Department with components of the Department of Community and Economic Development with the Department of Labor & Industry.

WATCH: The hearing will be streamed live at and 

CONTACT: Scot Pitzer – Executive Director;

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