Alabama Senate government consolidation http://apr.org en Alabama Senate Votes For State IT Consolidation http://apr.org/post/alabama-senate-votes-state-it-consolidation <P>The Alabama Senate has voted to consolidate the information technology operations of all state agencies under a board that could outsource services.</P> <P>The Senate voted 31-0 Tuesday for the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Phil Williams of Gadsden. It would turn over the IT programs of the state Finance Department to a new Alabama Technology Authority. The authority could coordinate IT services among state agencies and could contract with private companies to provide those services. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:56:29 +0000 The Associated Press 24849 at http://apr.org Alabama Senate Votes For State IT Consolidation Alabama Senate Poised for Government Consolidation http://apr.org/post/alabama-senate-poised-government-consolidation <DIV> <P>Government consolidation and efficiency in on the agenda for the Alabama Senate.</P> <P>Senate leaders said the Senate's work agenda Thursday will include a bill to consolidate and reorganize the more than 20 law enforcement programs in state government. The Senate also plans to take up bills cutting the number of legislative service agencies and reorganizing the state's information technology services, including creating a Cabinet-level secretary for information technology.</P> <P>Thursday is the first day the Senate can pass any bills in the 2013 session. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:52:56 +0000 The Associated Press 24511 at http://apr.org Alabama Senate Poised for Government Consolidation