… you think “red tape” is a bad thing that makes government rulemaking more difficult.

My newsletter today discusses a HB 74, which would institute periodic review and expiration of North Carolina’s over 22,500 permanent administrative rules. As the Wilmington Star-News reports on the bill,

But environmentalists had a harsher reaction. They were concerned the bill adds “red tape” and makes regulation more difficult.

Read the newsletter for the origin of the phrase “red tape.”