Earlier, we published that the legislature is considering cutting DSHS in favor of 4 smaller organizations. Depending on the final outcome of the division, this could mean dealing with 4 agencies instead of one: one for children and family services, one for food stamps, one for Medicaid, one for mental health….. Frank Chopp also wants to break DSHS into smaller groups, but only 3 instead of 4. What do you think about these possible solutions to a budget crisis? Would increased efficiency at the government level decrease personal efficiency? Is there a way to have four separate organizations but only one visit to get all the applicable services? Gov. Gregoire is not in favor of ending DSHS, at least at this time.