Governor Patrick's Regulation Reform Video

Regulatory Review Making It Easier to Do Business in Massachusetts

The Patrick Administration has undertaken the most significant and impactful regulatory reform initiative in Massachusetts history to cut unnecessary red tape and increase the ease of doing business in Massachusetts. The initiative has four parts including:

• A comprehensive review and reevaluation of existing regulations

• A systematic and coordinated process for regulators to consider economic impacts for newly proposed regulations

• Public reporting of small business impacts impact for all regulatory changes to improve transparency during the public rule-making process

• Partnerships with the regulated community to share responsibility for creating a balanced regulatory environment

Contact Tim Wilkerson, Regulatory Ombudsman, timothy.wilkerson@state.ma.us.

Regulation Reform is part of an overall economic development strategy, Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century, to develop a common agenda for continued progress on economic development and job creation in the Commonwealth.