Peoria, Il. City Council Combines three departments into one. How the combining is handled will tell if it improves efficiency and saves taxpayer dollars.
According to Senator Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified 1,363 duplicate programs accounting for $364.5 billion in federal spending every single year.
And that's just on the federal level. When you look at all the duplicating programs in 50 states, thousands of counties, cities, towns, villages, etc., the amount of waste is another reason why this great country is in serious financial trouble.
Lacking is the political guts to make changes; prime example is Peoria County and all duplicate services rendered by all social groups seeking government grant money.