Rauner to sign executive order on regulations at COD Monday

 
 
Posted10/16/2016 7:00 PM
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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner will be at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Monday to sign an executive order aimed at reducing bureaucratic red tape.

    Gov. Bruce Rauner will be at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Monday to sign an executive order aimed at reducing bureaucratic red tape. Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to sign an executive order Monday at the College of DuPage that's aimed at cutting bureaucratic red tape.

Staff from the Winnetka Republican's office confirmed that Rauner plans to visit the Glen Ellyn campus at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The order, officials say, will establish an Illinois Competitiveness Council -- a panel that reviews agency rules and policies, ensures regulations are up to date and that rules are easy to understand. The council's task at hand is to make sure that there's a clear need for any sort of regulation on the books, and reduce the amount of "unduly burdensome requirements" on businesses and social service providers.

The council also will look at the state's licensing process -- as the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has found it's issuing high numbers of licenses in some categories and very few in others.

Rauner has made instituting a series pro-business reforms a cornerstone of his time in office, an effort he's largely tied to the passage of a full-year state budget, which Illinois has gone without since July 2015.

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