Archive for Monday, October 3, 2011

Kan. repeal office chief to tour state for ideas

October 3, 2011


— The Kansas official leading a department charged with repealing regulations plans to tour the state to gather ideas as he aims to cut regulations perceived as burdensome or unnecessary.

Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor has scheduled stops in 10 communities over four days this week. Taylor doubles as leader of the Officer of the Repealer, which was established by Gov. Sam Brownback when he took office in January.

Taylor says he'll continue the tour next week.

The first stops are Tuesday in Hays, Great Bend, Pratt and Hutchinson. Taylor plans visits Wednesday in Newton, McPherson, Salina and Concordia. He'll be in Seneca and Leavenworth on Friday.


Paul R Getto 6 years, 6 months ago

Should be interesting, to say the least. Those little regulations that are bad for 'biddness' should be on the chopping block. I can think of lots of them: minimum wage; 40 hour work week; overtime rules; clean water and clean air regulations; standards for restaurants hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Lots of work to do, Mr. Taylor............

tolawdjk 6 years, 6 months ago

I find it extremely interesting that this office has to tour the state to find work. Given the backlog at most state agencies, one would have assumed there was a pile worth repealin on his desk from day one.

No, this is a bitch and whine tour seeing what repleain will garner the most votes.

verity 6 years, 6 months ago

Whenever I hear Office of the Repealer it always makes me think of the Inquisition. Sounds like a position they would have had.

If one has a problem with regulations, shouldn't one take it up with their state representative or senator and ask them to do something about it? Why spend money looking for trouble? Want to bet that every one of the recommended repeals benefits the Kochs and/or the anti-abortion crowd, not Kansans in general?

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 6 months ago

I love the fact that Governor Brownback campaigned on needing to repeal regulations, but apparently has NO idea whatsoever as to which regulations are harming the state's economy. The Republican far right has a FANTASTIC marketing machine. They are masters of the 20 second sound bite, but have no substance at all to their message.

They want to cripple government so their supporters like the Koch Brothers can continue to rape the environment, exploit their employees, and the like.

This is yet another step in Brownback's GREAT LEAP BACKWARD.

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