Kasich-O-Meter

Streamline state regulations


Said state regulations are too cumbersome and need to be simplified. "Our regulation policy is not very good either. Our policy is cumbersome. It takes longer (to get things done) than in other states. Regulations tend to go above and beyond." ... "When you go into a small business and you hassle them and impose rules that don't make any sense, you're not hassling the business. You're killing somebody's job. So our regulatory system has been out of date."

Sources:

John Kasich 2010, "John Kasich at The City Club of Cleveland," video of June 26, 2009, appearance posted to YouTube July 8, 2009

Subjects: Government Efficiency

Updates:

Gov. John Kasich signs legislation aimed at streamlining business regulations

Updated: Monday, March 14th, 2011 | By Reginald Fields

Gov. John Kasich pledged during his campaign that he would simplify state regulations, which he sees as an impediment to attracting and keeping businesses in the state.

"It takes longer (to get things done) than in other states. Regulations tend to go above and beyond," he told an audience at the City Club of Cleveland. "When you go into a small business and you hassle them and impose rules that don't make any sense, you're not hassling the business. You're killing somebody's job. So our regulatory system has been out of date."

Kasich used his first executive order as governor in January to establish his Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, to evaluate the economic impact of agency rules and regulations on small business in Ohio. He named Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor to lead the effort. The program borrows ideas started under former Gov. Ted Strickland.

On March 4, Kasich signed Senate Bill 2, legislation that puts the plan into law. The bill received bipartisan support in the legislature.

Among other things, the new law will require state agencies to develop customer-service standards and will require state agencies with a role in business development to review and adjust any rule or regulation deemed to be a hindrance to business development.

Getting the legislation passed and signed into law is significant progress toward fulfilling this promise. Now it"s up to Taylor and the new CSI office to follow through on implementation.  Based on the bill signing, we keep the Kasich-O- Meter for this promise set on In the Works.

Sources:

Gov. John Kasich, Executive Order 2011-01K, Jan. 10, 2011

The Plain Dealer, "Following inaugural speech, new Gov. John Kasich tackles small-business initiative,” Jan. 10, 2011

The Plain Dealer, "Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs bill establishing new business regulatory rules,” March 4, 2011

Gov. John Kasich's executive order gets the ball rolling on regulatory reform

Updated: Sunday, January 30th, 2011 | By Robert Higgs

During his campaign, Gov. John Kasich railed about the need to simplify state regulations that he said were a drag on the economy because they made it too cumbersome for businesses to operate in Ohio.

"It takes longer (to get things done) than in other states. Regulations tend to go above and beyond," he told an audience at the City Club of Cleveland. "When you go into a small business and you hassle them and impose rules that don't make any sense, you're not hassling the business. You're killing somebody's job. So our regulatory system has been out of date."

Kasich pledged that as governor he would work toward simplifying state regulations.

In his first executive order as the new governor, Kasich appointed Lt. Gov. Mary Tayor to "develop and implement the ‘Common Sense Initiative," a process for independently evaluating the economic impact of agency rules and regulations on small business in Ohio.”

Among her tasks, Taylor will review rules and regulations from cabinet level agencies and state boards, serve as a conduit for business concerns and make recommendations for changes to the governor.

Based on his executive order, we move the Kasich-O- Meter for this promise to In the Works.

Sources:

Gov. John Kasich, Executive Order 2011-01K, Jan. 10, 2011

The Plain Dealer, "Following inaugural speech, new Gov. John Kasich tackles small-business initiative,” Jan. 10, 2011

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