McDonnell Wants Citizens Ideas for Governmental Reforms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell is launching an initiative to identify unnecessary and burdensome regulations in Virginia that can be repealed or reformed.

As part of the effort, McDonnell is encouraging residents and stakeholders to submit ideas for regulatory reform through an online portal located at RegReform.Virginia.Gov.

The governor also has tasked state agencies to do a comprehensive review of their regulations, repeal regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use, and reduce regulatory burdens to individuals, businesses and other organizations.

Officials say the initiative is an extension of similar efforts McDonnell undertook as attorney general. His task force made more than 300 recommendations to streamline Virginia's administrative code and reduce regulation.

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