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Pence Vows No New Business Regulation If Elected Governor

No gubernatorial candidates, including Congressman Mike Pence, will receive Governor Mitch Daniels endorsement in the coming election.

Mike Pence’s proposal for a moratorium on new business regulations also includes a review of all current regulations. That review could result in the deletion of many of those regulations.  Pence says he’s concerned the number of regulations – there have been around 1,200 added in the last four years alone – are creating barriers to business and job creation.

“When you look at, particularly, the increase in the number of occupations that are subject to regulation and licensing in Indiana, I just really believe that we can do better,” Pence says.

Pence says the Office of Management and Budget would do a cost-benefit analysis for all business regulations to determine if they should stay or go. Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says the fact that Pence is apparently criticizing Governor Mitch Daniels and the GOP-led Indiana General Assembly, members of Pence’s own party, is surprising.

Gregg says if Pence believes fellow Republicans over-regulated, he is out of touch with Hoosiers.

“My question is, when you make a blanket statement like this, what’s he going to do when there needs to be some regulations on workplace safety and on the environment,” Gregg says.

Gregg also accused Pence of inaction on the issue of over-regulation during the 12 years Pence spent in Congress.

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