Making State Level Regulation More Accountable

January 3, 2023

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From building codes to employment conditions, enterprises and individuals are subject to a plethora of rules issued by federal, state, and local governments. Small businesses express frustration with regulations that are redundant and unclear, and often point to excessive regulatory burdens as constraining their ability to hire and grow. Coming from the private sector, Virginia’s Governor Glenn Youngkin is sympathetic to those concerns; he has promised to cut regulations by 25% and streamline permitting to make the commonwealth more attractive to businesses. Last month, he announced detailed guidelines for analyzing new regulations ...

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