Mead pushes agencies to reduce rules

2013-11-25T15:51:00Z 2013-11-25T23:33:04Z Mead pushes agencies to reduce rulesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 25, 2013 3:51 pm  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says several Wyoming agencies have reduced their standing rules this year as part of a push to streamline state government and he says he's continuing to push for further reductions.

Mead said having fewer rules will make government more efficient and transparent to the public and lighten the regulatory burden.

Mead has asked agencies, boards and commissions to reduce rules both in number and length by one-third. He says obsolete or unnecessary rules should be repealed while those that remain should be as good and as condensed as possible.

Mead said he wants the Legislature to consider a bill to set a single policy for how all state agencies handle public records and administrative hearings, rather than having each agency write its own.

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