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July 17, 2013

Downsizing state government committee to hold hearing in Joplin today

JOPLIN, Mo. — Lawmakers seeking ways to lessen the impact of state government will meet in Joplin today as part of a nine city listening tour. The lawmakers are members of the Missouri House Committee on Downsizing State Government.

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, committee chairman, said in a statement that the group is looking for areas where government is competing with or inhibiting private enterprise, areas where there is inefficiency or waste, suggestions to streamline government, and evidence that government has grown too intrusive.

State Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, and state Rep. Bill White, R-Joplin, are on the committee.

They will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Joplin Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. 4th St.

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