The previous article in this series of Restructuring State Governments discussed the State Government of Minnesota. This article will focus on Mississippi's Government.
First, the Department of Agriculture and Commerce can be renamed the Department of Agriculture, and obtain the Board of Animal Health. Meanwhile, a Department of Commerce should be established, and the agencies it obtains would include the following: State Board of Public Accountancy, Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, Department of Employment Security, Department of Insurance, and the Real Estate Commission.
Next, the State Department of Health could be renamed the Department of Health and Human Services, and the agencies it obtains should include the following: Department of Human Services, Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Medical Licensure, Department of Mental Health, and the Board of Nursing.
A Department of the Interior can be established, and the agencies that compose it would include the Forestry Commission, Department of Marine Sources, and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
Entities obtained by the Department of Education could include the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges and the Library Commission.
A Department of Justice should be established (and headed by the Attorney General). It would consist of the Department of Corrections, the Crime Victim Compensation Program, and the Department of Public Safety.
The Department of Transportation can obtain the Motor Vehicle Commission and Port Authority, while the Office of the Treasurer could obtain the Department of Revenue and the Tax Appeals Board.
The next article in this series will focus on the Missouri State Government.