DECEMBER 22, 2004 - Posted at 7:42 a.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Legislators say they want to avoid what happened in 2003, when a bid to streamline state government never made it through the Legislature.
Legislators say they want to hear from citizens during a new move to reform how state government is organized.
A legislative committee is considering whether to approve spending $67,000 on a public opinion survey on reorganizing state government.
In 2003, House opponents rejected a plan backed by Governor Huckabee that would have consolidated 53 state agencies into ten departments. Legislators said they had too little time to evaluate the implications of the reorganization.