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Monday, May 27, 2024

Burlison Vs State Regulations

In 1985, The EPA authorized Missouri to run its own hazardous waste program, state regulators got busy right a way creating rules to clean up and hopefully prevent another toxic mess like we saw in Times Beach in St. Louis County.

State Senator Eric Burlison recently introduced a bill that would take out some state regulations and scale them back to be on par with federal regulators. This prompted one democrat to say that his bill essentially means that the feds no better than us about how to deal with our state.

But that’s not true. Senator Burlison’s Bill is designed to ensure that our regulations can’t be harsher that the federal governments regulations. Although the federal government is best known for its intrusiveness, sometimes state and local governments can become even more intrusive, and that’s why I give a thumbs up to Burleson’s legislation – because it caps regulators ability to create mountains more red tape than our hometown businesses can cut through as they work hard to help our economy prosper.

Paul Curtman
Paul Curtman is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, an author, conference speaker, and statesman. For nearly 20 years, Paul has helped lead and develop leaders in the United States military, public service sectors, and business. Paul is a strong advocate for personal and economic freedom as well as the strength and integrity of the free market system. He is a Fellow at Club for Growth in Washington D.C. and currently lives in Florida with his wife, Ruth, and their five children.


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