A state cost-cutting commission formed to make suggestions during several budget shortfalls is going away at the year’s end.

The Commission on Streamlining Government held its final meeting Tuesday to review what happened to its 238 recommendations for reducing state spending, cutting programs and shrinking the government work force.

The 10-member panel, led by Mandeville Sen. Jack Donahue, began its work in July 2009 and submitted its recommendations by that year’s end.

Among the ideas embraced by the streamlining panel and followed by agencies were proposals to: shrink the number of state-owned cars, reduce the number of managers in state agencies and privatize several functions of state offices.

According to Senate staff, 62 recommendations were completed, another 62 weren’t followed at all and the others are in various stages.

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