According to Missourinet, new Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has ordered a complete review of every regulation in the State of Missouri. In the last seventeen years alone, the state has added 40,000 new pages of regulations, five-miles worth if laid end to end.
Agricultural interests, who represent the state’s largest industry, were particularly pleased. State Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton) appreciates Greitens’ call to end “frivolous regulations,” especially as those regulations affect the farming community. As McGaugh sees it, regulations harm productivity “whether it’s the local grain elevator who has to apply for a clean air permit every year, or whether it’s your local family farm who has to go through the permitting process.”
Agriculture is “the biggest small business in Missouri,” McGaugh added, “and I know [Greitens] will protect us and help the industry.”