Governor Greitens recently started a new effort to remove the burdensome regulations and rules that too often stifle business growth and innovation. His office launched the NoMORedTape website to give Missourians an opportunity to submit recommendations for action to cut government red tape.
In announcing the new initiative, the governor noted that Missouri has more than 113,000 regulatory requirements and that Missouri’s regulations have more than 7.5 million words, which equates to 40 dictionaries’ worth of red tape. In total, Missouri’s current amount of regulations would require 400 hours of reading to review.
Greitens noted that a small business owner from Bolivar pointed out a Missouri regulation that required his business to have a landline phone, which cost him $1,500 a year. The governor responded by directing the Department of Revenue to remove the requirement the next day.
Now, the governor is asking Missourians to make their voices heard on the issue and share suggestions that can cut even more of Missouri’s bureaucratic red tape. Anyone interested in making a suggestion should visit www.NoMORedTape.com where they can easily submit their recommendations to help make government even smaller and more efficient.