Downsizing State Government Mo. House Committee Recommends Ways To Downsize State Government By Marshall Griffin • Oct 31, 2013 Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio A Missouri House committee tasked with looking at ways to downsize state government has sent a memo containing recommendations to House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka). Committee chairman Paul Curtman (R, Pacific) says his primary recommendation is to give the State Auditor's office the authority to conduct comparative audits. Mo. House Committee On Downsizing State Govt. Submits Findings To Speaker By Marshall Griffin • Jul 26, 2013 Mo. House Communications The chair of a Missouri House committee looking at ways to downsize state government says they've handed off their findings to the Speaker's office. Downsizing State Government Tour Ends At Mo. Capitol By Marshall Griffin • Jul 18, 2013 Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio A Missouri House committee looking at ways to downsize state government wrapped up its three-day tour across the state with three meetings Thursday, in St. Joseph, Columbia, and at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.