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Greitens administration urges ideas from employers to help reduce red tape

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Gov. Greitens has launched a new website to give Missouri employers a chance to speak out against regulations that are harming business. Here, employers can submit recommendations to reduce government red tape. The administration has assembled a team to act on these recommendations.

“Missouri has more than 113,000 regulatory requirements. Our state’s regulations have more than 7.5 million words. That is more than 40 dictionaries’ worth of red tape,” Gov. Greitens said in a Facebook announcement of the initiative. “Things are changing. We have assembled a team to eliminate unnecessary regulations throughout government.”

In conjunction with the website, state agencies will hold public meetings around the state to provide employers with a forum to discuss how government can reduce regulatory burdens. Please click here to learn about and register for upcoming meetings near you.

Government regulation was considered the top obstacle to business growth in a Gallup survey of Missouri’s top 1,000 CEOs and business leaders. In fact, government regulation was cited at twice the rate of any other business concern.

“Reducing government regulations on employers is a priority of Missouri 2030, the Missouri Chamber’s strategic plan,” Mehan said. “We are pleased with this pro-active move by Gov. Greitens to address this problem for Missouri employers.”

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