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Topic Selection Subcommittee


March 10, 2000

The meeting of the Topic Selection Subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission was called to order by Representative Dan McElroy on Friday, March 10, 2000 at 12:50 P.M. in Room 224, State Capitol.

Members Present:

Representative Lynda Boudreau    Senator Dave Johnson
Representative Mindy Greiling Senator Deanna Wiener
Representative Dan McElroy

Member Excused:

Senator Sheila Kiscaden

Representative McElroy indicated the purpose of the meeting was to review the list of possible program evaluation topics. He recognized Roger Brooks, Deputy Legislative Auditor for Program Evaluation. Mr. Brooks reviewed the list of topics. Senator Johnson asked that cost of repeat offenders be added to the list. Senator Wiener indicated that Senator Kiscaden had asked that a study of workforce centers also be added to the list.

Each potential topic was reviewed and members indicated their top four topics for possible studies. Staff of the Program Evaluation Division were directed to prepare background papers and survey members of the Legislature regarding their interest in the following topics: 1) insurance for mental health and chemical dependency programs; 2) recycling; 3) state head start funding; 4) road projects; 5) state archaeologist; 6) affordable housing; 7) oversight of pensions; 8) district courts; 9) workforce training; 10) class size; 11)tax-base sharing; and 12) cost of repeat offenders. It was suggested that the topic of teacher recruitment and retention would lend itself better to a best practices study.

The meeting adjourned at 1:35 P.M.

Representative Dan McElroy, Chair

Jean Barnhill, Recording Secretary



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