State Rep. Phil LaJoy first proposed consolidation of the 18 human resource departments within state government five years ago. Almost exactly four years ago his bill passed in the house and the senate only to be vetoed by the governor who said it was unnecessary. Suddenly, four years later, she has issued an executive order to do just that, consolidate 18 departments into one. When asked by MIRS what took the governor so long, the response from her press secretary was "We were already doing this, Representative LaJoy was just piggy-backing on what we had already started."
And it only took the governor three extra years to complete that process!