Cutting Red Tape

During the first months of Governor Hickenlooper’s administration, the Governor traveled across the state meeting with the citizens of Colorado. One issue that kept rising to the top of these discussions was the complaint that “state government was far too often an impediment to business development and job creation” — too much “red tape.” As a result, the Department of Regulatory Agencies began the “Pits and Peeves” Roundtables Initiative –giving members of the community the opportunity to discuss red tape and governmental inefficiencies. The details of these discussions and recommendations for improvements have recently been published in the report: “Cutting Red Tape in Colorado State Government: Making Government More Efficient, Effective and Elegant.” A press release from the Governor’s office describes some of the efforts by state agencies that are already underway.

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