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Public Can Give Ideas for Reducing Government Today in Springfield and Joplin

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee is Springfield and Joplin today to hear from people about ways to shrink the size of state government.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee is Springfield and Joplin today to hear from people about ways to shrink the size of state government.

A public hearing is scheduled  in Springfield at 9am at the Library Center on S. Campbell.  The committee then goes to Joplin for a hearing at 11:30 am at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce.

The committee is looking for public comments on the role of government, its responsibilities and organization.  The group is looking for ideas for making state government smaller but more responsive.

The Springfield and Joplin stops are just two of several planned around the state.  Hearings were held Tuesday in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff.

The committee will hold a third hearing Wednesday, July 17 in Kansas City and will wrap up the tour Thursday, July 18 with stops in St. Joseph, Columbia and Jefferson City.

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