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RICHMOND, VA – RICHMOND, VA – CNBC ranked Virginia one of the top business-friendly states in the country, partly thanks to legislation Americans for Prosperity – Virginia advocated for this past legislative session.
The bill, sponsored by Delegate Michael Webert in the House and Senator Amanda Chase in the Senate, created a regulatory reduction pilot program to cut bureaucratic red tape that inhibits Virginia’s businesses and entrepreneurs from succeeding. The legislation passed both chambers with bipartisan support and was signed by Governor Northam in March.
“Before lawmakers got this bill passed Virginia had the 7th most burdensome occupational licensing requirements in the country. Excessive red tape hinders business and innovators from creating opportunity for themselves and their communities,” said AFP-VA State Director JC Hernandez. “This bill was an important step toward eliminating the red tape that keep entrepreneurs from succeeding. It’s exciting to see it’s already benefitting our state.”