Capital Report: 04-15-2014

Apr 15, 2014

During the past several years Governor Rick Scott has touted Florida as a refuge from “burdensome regulations’ and has made it a goal to get more businesses into the state. Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen below the national average during that time, but as Lynn Hatter reports, some groups argue the state continues to over-regulate businesses, and at least one group is targeting several industries they say, are primed for de-regulation.

District officials say they’re doing the review to make sure their rules and regulations are in compliance with state and federal education policy, which is constantly changing. Board member Dee Crumpler says he knows the process may seem boring:

“For those that might be at home watching this, this is like watching paint dry. But it is important.”