The previous article in this series discussed restructuring the state government of Maryland. This article will focus on Massachusetts.
First, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development should be renamed the Department of Commerce, and the agencies it obtains would include the following: Gaming Commission, Architectural Access Board, Board of Building Regulations and Standards, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Second, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services could be renamed the Department of Health and Human Services, and the agencies it obtains can include the following: Board of Certification of Health Officers, Board of Registration of Psychologists, and the Emergency Management Agency.
Next, there is the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. It can be renamed the Department of Justice, and be headed by the Attorney General. The agencies it obtains should include the following: Criminal Bureau, Commission Against Discrimination, and the Board of Bar Overseers.
Then, there is the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. It should be renamed the Department of the Interior, and the agencies it obtains could include the following: Water Resources Authority, Commonwealth Museum, and the Office of Travel and Tourism.
Finally, there is the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General. It can be renamed the Office of the Treasurer, and obtain the following agencies: Department of Revenue, Public Finance Commission, and the Appellate Tax Board.
The next article in this series will focus on the state government of Michigan.