Wisconsin Builders Association: Applauds Walker regulatory reform agenda

Contact: Annie Rubens, WBA Director of Communications, (608) 242-5151 ext. 19, [email protected]

Governor-elect Walker’s regulatory reform proposal sends precisely the right message to job-creators: Wisconsin is serious about taming the red-tape monster. We are impressed by the Governor-elect’s proposal and we strongly urge the Wisconsin Legislature to pass it without delay in early January.

Construction is a heavily-regulated industry, with regulators monitoring everything from contract language to the dirt disturbed by construction equipment. Any one of those dozens of inspectors, auditors, reviewers and regulators can bring a job to a screeching halt. Wisconsin needs to do a much better job sifting through those regulations, keeping those that make sense, but eliminating those that just hinder job-creation.

It is unprecedented for a Governor to accept personal responsibility for individual scope statements of regulations. Governor-elect Walker has taken Harry Truman’s philosophy one step further. Not only does the buck stop at the Governor’s desk, the regulatory hassles stop there too.

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The Wisconsin Builders Association®, consisting of 25 local associations, is an organization of more than 6,000 members committed to preserving and promoting the American dream of home ownership by working for quality, safe and affordable housing in Wisconsin.