Reducing red tape is government done right

Imagine a world where job creators with ground breaking innovations and programs grow their companies in Pennsylvania.

It is hard to think of these days because our state ranks among the worst in the nation in measures of state regulatory restrictions. Supporters of these regulations argue they protect us from the very worst of big industry, but ensuring we hold the bad actors accountable should not come at the cost of eliminating prospects for job growth.

Last Friday, The Capital-Star published an op-Ed by House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, that used fear mongering and hyperbole to distract you from the truth about what the House is currently considering.

To put it bluntly, Dermody’s conclusions about the bills are flat out wrong.

For years now, House Republicans have heard from employers, small business owners and even multi-national corporations.

The message was overwhelming; the regulatory landscape in Pennsylvania is burdensome, confusing and restrictive. The thousands upon thousands of red-tape-filled regulations slow the economy, keep future homeowners from achieving the American dream and force family farmers to give up their land and businesses.

Read more of this Pennsylvania Capital Star op-ed by Bryan Cutler by clicking here.