The Reach of State Government

The Reach of State Government

June 20, 2007 Posted by J. Scott Moody - No Comments

Ever wonder just how broad the reach of state government is? There are many metrics such as size of employment (26,248 in CY 2005) or state spending ($6.7 billion in fiscal year 2006). Here is another interesting way to look at–the number of agencies, divisions, bureaus, commissions and advisory boards that exist in Maine. According to the Maine State Government Annual Report, there are an astounding 355 such entities in Maine state government (click “read more” for a full list). Surely there is room for elimination and/or consolidation of many of these entities? You be the judge . . .


1. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
2. OFFICE OF THE STATE CONTROLLER
3. BUREAU OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND LOTTERY OPERATIONS
4. BUREAU OF THE BUDGET
5. CAPITOL PLANNING COMMISSION
6. CENTRAL FLEET MANAGEMENT DIVISION
7. STATE CLAIMS COMMISSION
8. STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH COMMISSION
9. BUREAU OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
10. DIVISION OF FINANCIAL AND PERSONNEL SERVICES
11. BUREAU OF GENERAL SERVICES
12. BUREAU OF HUMAN RESOURCES
13. OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
14. INFORME
15. STATE LIQUOR AND LOTTERY COMMISSION
16. BUREAU OF REVENUE SERVICES
17. DIVISION OF RISK MANAGEMENT
18. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL RESOURCES
19. OFFICE OF AGRICULTURAL, NATURAL AND RURAL RESOURCES
20. MAINE AGRICULTURAL BARGAINING BOARD
21. DIVISION OF ANIMAL HEALTH AND INDUSTRY
22. AROOSTOOK WATER AND SOIL MANAGEMENT BOARD
23. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
24. STATE HARNESS RACING COMMISSION
25. (OFFICE OF) STATE HORTICULTURIST
26. DIVISION OF MARKET AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT
27. MAINE MILK COMMISSION
28. BOARD OF PESTICIDES CONTROL
29. DIVISION OF PLANT INDUSTRY
30. SEED POTATO BOARD
31. POTATO MARKETING IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
32. PULL EVENTS COMMISSION
33. DIVISION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE AND REGULATION
34. (OFFICE OF) SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
35. DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
36. DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
37. OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER FOR THE STATE
38. SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINER ADVISORY BOARD
39. VICTIMS’ COMPENSATION BOARD
40. DEPARTMENT OF AUDIT
41. DEPARTMENTAL BUREAU (AUDIT)
42. UNORGANIZED TERRITORY (AUDIT)
43. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
44. OFFICE OF ADVOCACY (BDS)
45. BUREAU OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (BDS)
46. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OFFICE (BDS)
47. DOROTHEA DIX PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
48. ELIZABETH LEVINSON CENTER
49. FREEPORT TOWNE SQUARE
50. DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH
51. DIVISION OF MENTAL RETARDATION
52. RIVERVIEW PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
53. OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
54. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
55. COASTAL ISLAND REGISTRY
56. DIVISION OF FOREST HEALTH AND MONITORING
57. BUREAU OF FORESTRY (AKA MAINE FOREST SERVICE)
58. DIVISION OF FOREST PROTECTION
59. DIVISION OF FOREST POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
60. BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND NATURAL AREAS
61. GENERAL SERVICES (CONSERVATION)
62. MAINE LAND USE REGULATION COMMISSION
63. BUREAU OF PARKS AND LANDS
64. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
65. OFFICE OF ADVOCACY (CORRECTIONS)
66. CHARLESTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
67. MAINE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
68. DOWNEAST CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
69. JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY GROUP
70. JUVENILE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
71. LONG CREEK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
72. MOUNTAIN VIEW YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
73. STATE PAROLE BOARD
74. STATE PRISON
75. DIVISION OF PROBATION AND PAROLE
76. OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES
77. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, VETERANS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
78. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION (DEFENSE, VETS & EMERG MANAGEMENT)
79. MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
80. MILITARY BUREAU
81. BUREAU OF MAINE VETERANS’ SERVICES
82. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
83. OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
84. MAINE STATE FILM COMMISSION
85. MAINE STATE FILM OFFICE
86. OFFICE OF INNOVATION
87. MAINE SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMISSION
88. OFFICE OF TOURISM
89. MAINE TOURISM COMMISSION
90. OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
91. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
92. (OFFICE OF) STATE HISTORIAN
93. LEARNING SYSTEMS TEAM
94. LEADERSHIP TEAM
95. MAGNET SCHOOLS
96. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS TEAM
97. REGIONAL SERVICES TEAM
98. SUPPORT SYSTEMS TEAM
99. TEACHER RETIREMENT
100. EDUCATION UNORGANIZED TERRITORY
101. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
102. ACE SERVICE CENTER
103. BUREAU OF AIR QUALITY
104. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
105. BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
106. BUREAU OF LAND AND WATER QUALITY
107. BUREAU OF REMEDIATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
108. BOARD OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK INSTALLERS
109. (OFFICE OF) GOVERNOR
110. GOVERNOR’S BOARD ON EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY
111. GOVERNOR’S SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS
112. LAND FOR MAINE’S FUTURE BOARD
113. MAINE LAND AND WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL
114. STATE PLANNING OFFICE
115. (OFFICE OF) PUBLIC ADVOCATE
116. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
117. BUREAU OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
118. DIVISION OF COMMUNITY AND FAMILY (HUMAN SERVICES)
119. COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER
120. DIVISION OF DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES
121. DIVISION OF DISEASE CONTROL (HUMAN SERVICES)
122. BUREAU OF ELDER AND ADULT SERVICES
123. BUREAU OF FAMILY INDEPENDENCE
124. BUREAU OF HEALTH
125. OFFICE OF HEALTH DATA AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
126. DIVISION OF HEALTH ENGINEERING (HUMAN SERVICES)
127. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (HUMAN SERVICES)
128. BUREAU OF MEDICAL SERVICES (HUMAN SERVICES)
129. OFFICE OF PROGRAMS (HUMAN SERVICES)
130. MAINE PUBLIC DRINKING WATER COMMISSION
131. OFFICE OF PUBLIC & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (HUMAN SVCS)
132. HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING LABORATORY(HUMAN SERVICES)
133. DIVISION OF REGIONAL OPERATIONS
134. DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
135. BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (IF&W)
136. ADVISORY COUNCIL (INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE)
137. JUNIOR MAINE GUIDES AND TRIP LEADERS CURRICULUM ADVISORY BOA
138. ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE LICENSING OF GUIDES
139. MAINE OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND BOARD
140. DIVISION OF PLANNING (IF&W)
141. DIVISION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION (IF&W)
142. BUREAU OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (IF&W)
143. BUREAU OF WARDEN SERVICE (IF&W)
144. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
145. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
146. BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
147. STATE COURT LIBRARY COMMITTEE
148. COURT ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE
149. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE STATE OF MAINE
150. COMMITTEE ON JUDICIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DISABILITY
151. BOARD OF OVERSEERS OF THE BAR
152. SUPERIOR COURT
153. SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
154. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
155. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
156. DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
157. STATE BOARD OF ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION
158. DIVISION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
159. DIVISION OF DEAFNESS
160. ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE DIVISION OF DEAFNESS
161. BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
162. BUREAU OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
163. MAINE JOBS COUNCIL
164. BUREAU OF LABOR STANDARDS
165. DIVISION OF LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SERVICES
166. MAINE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
167. PANEL OF MEDIATORS
168. BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
169. BUREAU OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
170. MAINE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMMISSION
171. LAW AND LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE LIBRARY
172. LEGISLATURE
173. OFFICE OF FISCAL AND PROGRAM REVIEW
174. OFFICE OF POLICY AND LEGAL ANALYSIS
175. OFFICE OF THE REVISOR OF STATUTES
176. MAINE-CANADIAN LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY COMMISSION
177. STATE HOUSE AND CAPITOL PARK COMMISSION
178. COMMISSION ON INTERSTATE COOPERATION
179. COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
180. OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION SERVICES
181. SENATE
182. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
183. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
184. (OFFICE OF) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
185. DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES
186. DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
187. ADVISORY COUNCIL (TO MARINE RESOURCES)
188. DIVISION OF COMMUNITY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
189. BUREAU OF MARINE PATROL
190. BUREAU OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
191. MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY
192. DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL REGULATION
193. DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
194. OFFICE OF CONSUMER CREDIT REGULATION
195. BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
196. STATE BOARD OF LICENSURE FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
197. BUREAU OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
198. BUREAU OF INSURANCE
199. OFFICE OF LICENSING AND REGISTRATION
200. BOARD OF LICENSURE IN MEDICINE
201. STATE BOARD OF NURSING
202. STATE BOARD OF OPTOMETRY
203. BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC LICENSURE
204. OFFICE OF SECURITIES
205. OFFICE OF PROGRAM EVALUATION AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
206. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
207. BUREAU OF CAPITOL SECURITY
208. MISSING CHILDREN INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
209. MAINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY
210. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MAINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY
211. MAINE DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
212. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BOARD
213. OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
214. GAMBLING CONTROL BOARD
215. BUREAU OF HIGHWAY SAFETY
216. STATE BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION
217. BUREAU OF STATE POLICE
218. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
219. EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMUNICATION BUREAU
220. E-9-1-1 COUNCIL
221. DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
222. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION (MOTOR VEHICLES)
223. MAINE STATE ARCHIVES
224. DIVISION OF ARCHIVES SERVICES
225. DIVISION OF CORPORATIONS
226. BUREAU OF CORPORATIONS, ELECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
227. DIVISION OF DRIVER LICENSE SERVICES
228. DIVISION OF ELECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS
229. OFFICE OF INVESTIGATION
230. MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD (RE: LICENSING OF DRIVERS)
231. BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
232. DIVISION OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT SERVICES
233. DIVISION OF VEHICLE SERVICES
234. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
235. BUREAU OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (TRANSPORTATION)
236. MAINE AERONAUTICAL ADVISORY BOARD
237. MAINE STATE FERRY ADVISORY BOARD
238. BUREAU OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
239. MAINE PILOTAGE COMMISSION
240. BUREAU OF PLANNING
241. BUREAU OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
242. BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
243. (OFFICE OF) TREASURER OF STATE
244. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM
245. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
246. MAINE STATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES
247. FUND INSURANCE REVIEW BOARD
248. MAINE HEALTH DATA ORGANIZATION
249. WORK CENTER PURCHASES COMMITTEE
250. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD
251. MAINE HIV ADVISORY COMMITTEE
252. ARCHIVES ADVISORY BOARD
253. MAINE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES ADVISORY COUNC
254. CONTINUING EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
255. MAINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION
256. CRIMINAL LAW ADVISORY COMMISSION
257. ADVISORY COUNCIL ON TAX-DEFERRED ARRANGEMENTS
258. ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DENTAL EDUCATION
259. MAINE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL
260. MAINE COMMISSION ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ABUSE
261. DOMESTIC ABUSE HOMICIDE REVIEW PANEL
262. ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FAMILY DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS
263. ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FAIR COMPETITION WITH PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
264. FAMILY LAW ADVISORY COMMISSION
265. MAINE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
266. STATEWIDE HOMELESS COUNCIL
267. DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS ADVISORY COUNCIL
268. BOARD OF LICENSURE OF WATER SYSTEM OPERATORS
269. LOBSTER ADVISORY COUNCIL
270. OIL SPILL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
271. STATE POET LAUREATE SELECTION ADVISORY PANEL
272. POLLUTION PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
273. RIVER FLOW ADVISORY COMMISSION
274. COMMISSION ON SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE MAINE WORKPLACE
275. SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES COMMISSION
276. ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE LICENSING OF TAXIDERMISTS
277. TRAVEL INFORMATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
278. BOARD OF VISITORS – MAINE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
279. BOARD OF VISITORS – MAINE STATE PRISON
280. BOARD OF VISITORS – LONG CREEK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
281. WHITEWATER SAFETY COMMITTEE
282. MAINE ARTS COMMISSION
283. ATLANTIC SALMON COMMISSION
284. BAXTER STATE PARK AUTHORITY
285. MAINE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BOARD
286. STATE CIVIL SERVICE APPEALS BOARD
287. MAINE COMMISSION ON COMMUNITY SERVICE
288. MAINE STATE CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL
289. MAINE ECONOMIC GROWTH COUNCIL
290. MAINE EDUCATIONAL LOAN AUTHORITY
291. BOARD OF EMERGENCY MUNICIPAL FINANCE
292. STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION
293. KIM WALLACE ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM FUND BOARD
294. COMMISSION ON GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS AND ELECTION PRACTICES
295. FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE
296. ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL EDUCATION
297. MAINE HEALTH AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY
298. MAINE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
299. MAINE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
300. MAINE INDIAN TRIBAL-STATE COMMISSION
301. MAINE STATE LIBRARY
302. MAINE LIBRARY COMMISSION
303. LOBSTER PROMOTION COUNCIL
304. MAINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON MENTAL RETARDATION
305. MOTOR CARRIER REVIEW BOARD
306. MAINE MOTOR VEHICLE FRANCHISE BOARD
307. MAINE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK
308. MAINE STATE MUSEUM
309. MAINE STATE MUSEUM COMMISSION
310. NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND PASSENGER RAIL AUTHORITY
311. STATE BOARD OF PROPERTY TAX REVIEW
312. MAINE PUBLIC UTILITY FINANCING BANK
313. (BRD OF TRUSTEES OF THE) ME STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
314. SACO RIVER CORRIDOR COMMISSION
315. MAINE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
316. WELLS NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
317. DIRIGO HEALTH
318. DOWNEAST INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED MARINE RESEACH AND EDUCATION
319. MAINE HUMANITIES COUNCIL
320. CENTERS FOR INNOVATION
321. ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION
322. EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES
323. NORTHEASTERN INTERSTATE FOREST FIRE PROTECTION COMMISSION
324. MAINE-NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERSTATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY
325. NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
326. ST. CROIX INTERNATIONAL WATERWAY COMMISSION
327. NEW ENGLAND INTERSTATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION
328. BAXTER COMPENSATION AUTHORITY
329. WILD BLUEBERRY COMMISSION OF MAINE
330. UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM WILD BLUEBERRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
331. BOARD OF THE MAINE CHILDREN’S TRUST INCORPORATED
332. CIVIL AIR PATROL
333. MAINE DAIRY AND NUTRITION COUNCIL
334. MAINE DAIRY PROMOTION BOARD
335. MAINE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
336. DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER
337. FOUNDATION FOR BLOOD RESEARCH
338. MAINE EDUCATION CENTER DEAF & HARD OF HEAR & GOV BAXTER SCHOOL FOR DEAF
339. MAINE GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY
340. HARNESS RACING PROMOTIONAL BOARD
341. HEALTH STATION
342. MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
343. MAINE HOSPICE COUNCIL
344. MAINE STATE HOUSING AUTHORITY
345. MAINE INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION
346. MAINE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER
347. MAINE MILITARY AUTHORITY
348. PINE TREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE
349. MAINE POTATO BOARD
350. MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION
351. GREATER PORTLAND PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
352. MAINE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
353. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
354. MAINE TURNPIKE AUTHORITY
355. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MAINE VETERANS’ HOMES