A Small Step Forward, But Let’s Take the Leap
Last week, Governor Parson extended some of the regulatory waivers put in place by previous executive orders. Instead of expiring on June 15th, a few of the waivers will now expire on August 28th, and others will remain waived until December 31st unless otherwise specified.
Show-Me Institute researchers have spoken favorably of these regulatory waivers. These waivers have allowed us to better respond to the COVID-19 crisis and have reduced the burden on scores of workers and businesses during these trying times.
The question that I’ve been asking for months comes back to mind: If we don’t need these regulations for the rest of the year—which would bring us to about 9 months without these regulations—do we need them at all? Extending these regulatory waivers is a great first step, but lawmakers should take the leap and make these waivers permanent.