Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Greitens announces launch of website to cut government red tape

(From Gov. Eric Greitens)

Today, Governor Greitens announced the launch of a website,, for Missourians to submit recommendations for action to cut government red tape.

In a statement first posted to his Facebook page, the Governor said:

“Earlier this year, a small business owner from Bolivar commented on our Facebook page. He told us about a crazy Missouri regulation that required his business to have a landline phone. It cost him $1,500 a year.

A small business shouldn't be forced by the government to pay for outdated technology. And you shouldn't need a well-connected lobbyist to tell your elected leaders when the government is hurting you. That's why, based on his suggestion on Facebook, we directed the Department of Revenue to kill the requirement the very next day. No lobbyists. No nonsense. Action.

We’re taking aim at burdensome regulations. And we're listening to the people again.

Government red tape is out of control. It kills jobs and hurts working families. For too long, the burden of red tape has just gotten heavier. Politicians make government bigger and families have to deal with the consequences.

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.

Things are changing. We have assembled a team to aggressively cut red tape. Their mission: eliminate unnecessary regulations throughout government.

And they're doing it by listening to you. We welcome you to work with us. We are launching a website,, to make it easy for you to let us know where government is getting in the way.

You elected me as a conservative and an outsider to fight for you, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. This is your government. We’re taking action to make it smaller and to make it work better.”

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