December 2, 2012 12:00 AM

Dismantling the Legislative State, in four easy steps

1. Empower governors. Let them hire and fire the directors of nearly all state agencies, including those now overseen by the elected education superintendent, agriculture commissioner and adjutant general, and hold them responsible for the results. This would allow governors to carry out the agenda on which voters elected them. Real gubernatorial authority will attract a more competent class of candidates.

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