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'No MO Red Tape' findings to be available online

All the data collected by each department and public comments are to be made available online after the review is complete. (Stephanie Hirata/KRCG 13)

Governor Eric Greiten's deputy counsel gave a presentation Wednesday at the Country Club of Missouri in Columbia.

Justin Smith explained the "No MO Red Tape" initiative to roll back on business regulations. He defined "red tape" as regulations that don't help the people of Missouri.

Greitens launched the website after he signed executive order 17-03 for Missourians to submit recommendations and feedback on current government regulations.

Smith said every state agency had to select a "red tape cutter" to review and evaluate their regulations using six criteria.

All the data collected by each department and public comments are to be made available online after the review is complete.

"A lot of those barriers, most people say could be simple. It's forms, fees, different requirements - hoops you have to jump through to arrive at getting your car license, business license," Smith said. "So we're trying to identify what those issues are even if it's just a time issue. So we can make things smoother and simpler."

Smith said the effort's organizers were wrapping up their internal review and formal decisions could be announced as early as at the end of 2017.

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