Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Host ‘Florida Deregathon’ Event Jan. 31 in Orlando
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2019
meeting seeks to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis recently wrote a letter to the members of Florida’s 23 Professional Licensing Boards, calling on them to join him, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears on Thursday, January 31, at Valencia College in Orlando for a one-day event called “Florida Deregathon” to find solutions to harmful regulations facing Floridians.
“Florida is one of the most attractive states in the nation to do business, but unnecessary government regulations create a burden upon our businesses, both small and large,” said DeSantis.
“Aggressive and appropriate deregulation is a top priority of my administration. Aside from hurting our businesses, harmful regulations are costly, stifle competition and limit our labor pool. I look forward to working with the boards to see what can be done to keep Florida on a trajectory toward continued prosperity.”
Nuñez said that having served for eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, she understands all too well the impact harmful regulations have on individuals and businesses alike.
“It is our duty to foster an environment conducive to economic growth and success for all Floridians. To that end, we ask that the Licensing Boards come up with sound, pertinent solutions to the regulatory challenges facing our great state,” said Nuñez.
Beshears said that as a business owner and entrepreneur, he knows from experience that needless regulations act as a damper on Florida’s economy and disproportionately affect small businesses.
“I look forward to hearing from Florida’s Professional Licensing Boards about ways we can eliminate burdensome requirements and craft a common-sense approach to regulating business in the state of Florida,” said Beshears.
During Florida Deregathon, there will be no official vote or action taken by the respective boards. Each board will work to identify and recommend unnecessary regulations that can be immediately eliminated.
CLICK HERE to see the letter Governor DeSantis wrote to the members of Florida’s 23 Professional Licensing Boards.
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