If you’ve got a suggestion to cut through Indiana’s regulatory red tape for businesses, state officials want to hear it. The Office of Management and Budget has launched a new website, “Cut Red Tape.” The site, www.in.gov/cutredtape, allows Hoosiers to submit suggestions of existing regulations that could be simplified or eliminated in order to streamline rules for businesses in Indiana. There are over 11,000 pages of state regulations on the books today.
“Every dollar not spent on regulatory paperwork by Indiana businesses is a dollar they can spend putting Hoosiers to work,” Governor Mike Pence said. “Through the ‘Cut Red Tape’ website, Hoosiers across the state will lend critical insight and perspective about burdensome and unnecessary regulations that may impede hiring and increase costs for businesses in Indiana. With their feedback, Indiana has the potential to be the best place in America to start or grow a business.”
On his first day in office, the governor signed Executive Order 13-03, which called for a moratorium on new regulations, excluding rules needed for emergencies, health or safety reason, in Indiana until existing regulations could be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.