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McDonnell begins regulatory reform initiative

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has launched the Governor’s Regulatory Reform initiative and created a website for Virginians to submit ideas for reducing red tape, http://www.RegReform.Virginia.Gov

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McDonnell has also charged regulatory agencies to conduct a comprehensive review of regulations currently in place and repeal regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups, and identify statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations.

The initiative is an extension of McDonnell’s efforts as attorney general to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations through his Task Force on Regulatory and Government Reform. The task force made more than 300 recommendations to streamline Virginia’s Administrative Code, and reduce burdensome government regulation.

“Unnecessary administrative burdens hamper job creation by Virginia employers,” McDonnell said in statement. “Smart regulatory reform will produce a freer and better environment for citizens and businesses.  The initiative launched today will result in a reduction in unnecessary regulations and regulatory burdens, and I look forward to receiving recommendations from citizens and business people who understand firsthand the intended and unintended consequences of regulations.”


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