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IMA members need to weigh in on costly, unnecessary state regulations

As a reminder, Governor Bruce Rauner created the Illinois Competitiveness Council In October 2016 to thoroughly review the state’s regulations. The Illinois Competitiveness Council (Council) has previously requested and received from IMA members multiple ideas about burdensome and costly regulations that can be repealed or altered to make Illinois more competitive. These rules are not specific to one agency or area (environment, tax, transportation, etc.) — any suggestion is welcome. The stated goal is to reduce bureaucracy by 25 percent and reduce business costs by $250 million.

Your participation is vital to this process. The Council depends on our input to help determine which rules or policies keep Illinois from creating jobs and providing better service. You may use the Council’s online portal to share your ideas for simplifying or reducing regulations. We need to work together to cut the red tape in Illinois.

Please feel free to share these ideas with me (Mark Denzler or 217-718-3726) confidentially or you may submit them online through the Council’s website. Thank you in advance for your ideas.

Mark Denzler, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association