Capitol Coverage: Government Efficiency Study

A multi-million dollar initiative between the state and the University of Denver will evaluate ways that the government can be more efficient and effective. Some Colorado programs could be revised. Others could be done away with. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

  • cover play_arrow

    Capitol Coverage: Government Efficiency Study kgnu

 

A lab at the university will study the state’s agencies and programs. The idea has been tried in states such as California, Michigan and Rhode Island. Governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, wants the lab to provide information that the state can use to improve.

“I think people have to believe in government and that’s not going to happen unless we get the systems right. Hopefully they will give blunt assessments based on facts and not politics.”

The four-year project is funded by four-and-a-half million dollars from the nonpartisan Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise. Hickenlooper says programs worth studying include: work force training, criminal justice and the foster care system.I’m BB at the state capitol.

  • cover play_arrow

    Capitol Coverage: Government Efficiency Study kgnu

Picture of kgnu

kgnu

Search

Now Playing

Recent Stories

Upcoming Events

KGNU PARTNERS

This May 1st and 2nd, we’re encouraging you to give and to publicly express what KGNU personally means to you.

We join other public and local stations across the country for this second annual event. It’s your forum to support and champion how KGNU connects with your values.

Donate

Learn More