Olsen hails state initiative that targets oppressive regulations, fees
State Rep. David Olsen (R-Downers Grove) recently attended the Good Samaritan Hospital Nursing Legislative Forum, where he discussed the creation of a new council with the goal of cutting through red tape to save millions.
“Whenever I talk with business owners and entrepreneurs in Illinois, they complain about Illinois’ unfriendly business practices and the seemingly insurmountable layers of red tape that hinder the creation, relocation or expansion of business,” Olsen said. “I’m pleased to announce that this week, Gov. (Bruce) Rauner launched a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth and job creation by addressing the problem of this burdensome red tape in Illinois.”
Rauner recently signed Executive Order 16-13, which will create an Illinois Competitiveness Council responsible for reviewing in detail all agency rules and regulations. Representatives selected for the council will come from the Illinois regulatory state agencies with a 10-year goal of saving $250 million in direct license-fee costs for the people of Illinois.
“Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and Massachusetts have all successfully reviewed their rules and cut red tape to give their citizens a more competitive advantage over Illinois citizens,” Olsen said. “Burdensome and unnecessary regulations, policies and licensing requirements disproportionately impact small businesses, particularly minority-owned businesses.”