Gov. Markell Joined by Small Business Owners and Bipartisan Group of Legislators to Announce Changes
Dover – To tackle outdated, ineffective and redundant regulations while giving a boost to small business, Governor Jack Markell today signed an executive order that launches a statewide effort that brings citizens, businesses and state agencies together to identify and remove regulatory hurdles.
“Regulations, when properly used, can help meet shared goals. They can ensure the safety of the food we eat, the hospitals we visit, and the roads we drive. But regulations can become outdated and inconsistent. They don’t work the way they were intended to work. In short, they can become a problem, not part of a solution. This is a statewide effort to find those problems and remove them,” said Markell, who has visited over 750 businesses in Delaware since his swearing-in.
Before the Governor signed the Order, he heard from a bipartisan group of legislators and a number of small business owners representing the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
“This reinforces Delaware’s ranking among the best places in the country to do business,” said NFIB State Director Ellen Valentino. “Small businesses are deeply appreciative and we’re looking forward to working with the Governor’s administration to implement this order.”