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Pa. Senate Addresses Red Tape; Wants Cuts


December 26, 2019

Pennsylvania has about 153,000 regulations on its books – a number, in the opinion of the head of a state Senate panel tackling red tape and bureaucracy, considered excessively high.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Chambersburg, chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, offered strong, sometimes barbed comments at a recent meeting about the condition of Pennsylvania’s regulatory structure, which he stated is “onerous” and limits economic growth.

“I believe that reducing regulations and bureaucracy is one of the most important jobs that we have in the Senate and in H...

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