Indiana gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence said Tuesday he would issue a temporary moratorium on new business regulations pending a review of existing red tape because companies need a break from the hundreds of new rules imposed by fellow Republican and current Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Pence said that if elected, he'll issue an executive order to declare a moratorium on new regulations and ask his budget office to review existing rules, business fees, and regulatory performance metrics to ensure they were the least costly and had the least impact on job creation.
"The state has added almost 1,200 new regulations in the past four years," Pence said. "Businesses need relief, and they need it now."
Incidentally, the Pence campaign does not include this blogger on its e-mail list. I don't know if that is an oversight or deliberate (I suspect the latter), but it doesn't reflect very well on his campaign in my opinion. I'm included on the mailing list for virtually every Republican and Democratic candidate's campaign without asking to be included, but I have received nada from his campaign other than the hokey fundraising solicitations that come through snail mail from his campaign.