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Major State Departments

Each department is headed by a commissioner appointed by the governor.

Administration and Finance

  • Adminstration
  • Management and Budget
  • Revenue

Environment

  • Natural Resources
  • Pollution Control

Public Safety and Transportation

  • Corrections
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation

Business and Employment

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Employment and Economic Development
  • Labor and Industry
  • Mediation Services

Education, Health, and Human Services

  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher Education
  • Human Rights
  • Human Services
  • Housing Finance
  • Veterans Affairs

Other Executive Branch Agencies

  • There are dozens of boards, councils, commissions, and task forces, including about two dozen occupational licensing boards.
  • Most of these groups are advisory to a major state agency.

January 2017

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