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Red Tape Reduction Bill is Key to Economic Recovery, Growth

Dec 4, 2020 by AFP

Tallahassee, Fla. – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today commended Senator Manny Diaz for introducing SB 152, a red tape reduction bill that would cap the current number of legally binding rules, and require the elimination of an old regulation in order to implement a new one.

AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander issued the following statement:

“In a time when many Floridians are hurting, taxpayers cannot afford to be victims of bureaucracies producing counter-productive rules that increase barriers to prosperity and opportunity. Too often, regulations and rules result in unfair protection of well-connected businesses and industries from competition.

“This bill is what we need to get agencies to cut red tape and help jumpstart our economy, while still protecting public health and safety. We will work to educate Floridians on how this bill will make the rule-making process more democratic, accountable, and enable economic growth for our state.”

Background:

Red tape reduction for state governments was part of AFP’s prescribed policy recommendations in its “Recover Stronger” plan that is intended to assist lawmakers in building a stronger economy as the country recovers from COVID-19.

AFP President Tim Phillips also wrote an op-ed with U.S. Senator Rick Scott on how regulatory reform is key to economic recovery. You can read the op-ed here.