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Rauner Works To Eliminate Red Tape

posted October 18th, 2016

Governor Bruce Rauner says his latest initiative will help grow the state’s economy and create jobs. The first term Republican visited College of Dupage Monday to sign an executive order to create the Illinois Competitiveness Council. He say the organization will review the myriad of state regulations on the books and report back by next summer. Rauner says state rules stand in the way of entrepreneurs that want to grow their business. The Governor says over the past 15 years Illinois added 5,000 pages of legislation, and thousands of pages of new rules and regulations. He says many of the regulations are well intentioned, but they have unintended consequences that do more damage than good. Rauner says regulations that protect consumers must be preserved, but many rules only protect existing business at the expense of innovation. He says cutting some of the state’s red-tape will help minority owned businesses and create a level playing field to boost job creation.