ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A few dozen obscure and sometimes dormant advisory boards to Minnesota government could soon be axed.
A legislative panel was primed Wednesday to recommend elimination of 37 advisory boards, councils and task forces. House Speaker Paul Thissen told the Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/1dmC52E ) that the targeted boards are no longer necessary or redundant. Most involve citizens or groups that volunteer their time or receive small stipends, so the action is not expected to save large sums.
Among the entities that could go if lawmakers approve the recommendation next year is the Nuclear Waste Council, which hasn't met since 1986. Also on the list: the County Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Advisory Committee, the Interagency Native Vegetation Task Force, the Laboratory Assessor Selection Committee and the Weed and Seed Grant Program Committee.