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Gov. Branstad signs Executive Order requiring jobs impact statement on government rules and regulations

March 7, 2011

Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that Gov. Branstad will sign Executive Order Seventy-One requiring a jobs impact statement for new government rules and regulations. The announcement was made this morning at the administration’s weekly press conference.

“Executive Order Seventy-One will ensure that state government’s eyes are affixed on job creation, retention and development when issuing rules and regulations,” said Branstad. “This rule making process will assist in our administration’s goal of creating 200,000 new jobs and putting the roughly 106,000 unemployed Iowans back to work.”
The executive order will identify policies that hurt jobs before they impact job retention and development. Executive Order Seventy-One takes effect immediately.

“As we travel the state we have heard Iowans voice their concerns over the burdens of bureaucracy that fails to understand the relationship between excessive regulation and job creation,” Branstad added. “Executive Order Seventy-One encourages a job-friendly environment as we build a strong foundation for the future.”

Executive Order Seventy-One is attached

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