A group of state lawmakers are meeting to produce recommendations for the General Assembly on shrinking state government.
Leaders of the State Agency Restructuring Study Committee say they will examine everything, even the possibility of shutting down government programs and even entire agencies, due to the poor economy.
Legislators have a tough job ahead of them next year, due to an expected $1 billion shortfall after federal stimulus dollars run out.
The committee is looking at ways to improve government efficiency in all areas, including health services, social services, education, and transportation.
The recommendations will be sent to state lawmakers by December 10.
Charleston Senator Glenn McConnell serves on the State Agency Restructuring Study along with Berkeley County Representative James Merrill and others. McConnell is expected to launch another efficiency panel, the Streamlining Commission, next year.