Governor Ron DeSantis announced the “Deregathon” event that would be taking place with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears at Valencia College in Orlando.
The “Deregathon” took place on Thursday, and it was in collaboration with Florida’s Professional Licensing Boards. The goal of which being to find solutions to the harmful regulations that Floridians are currently facing, and the ultimate goal is to strengthen the sunshine state’s economy.
Speaking on the event’s purpose, DeSantis informed that he’s “working hard to reduce barriers to opportunity for the people of Florida.” “Florida needs a licensure system that protects consumers but doesn’t put up roadblocks for people to succeed. Bold and appropriate deregulation will continue to be a top priority of my administration and we’re looking forward to getting the job done to open new opportunities for Floridians.”
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Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez expressed her thoughts on the benefits of creating awareness for deregulation, saying that “small businesses are the backbone of our economy, which is why it is essential the State of Florida focus on paring back burdensome regulation. This will not only spur more economic growth, it will remove burdens holding back many of Florida’s industries. Cutting red tape will help create a climate that is good for both those starting a business and those growing one.”
“The idea is to reduce bureaucracy in order to allow individuals and businesses to regain control, develop the workforce and boost innovation for our great state,” she concluded.
In addition, Joe Gruters, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, praised the DeSantis administration for the work it’s doing, commenting that the administration is “championing both small and large businesses to continue making Florida one of the most attractive states to do business in.” He added that the “event is proof that this governor is committed to cutting ineffective and outdated government regulations, while creating an environment that promotes growth and success for the people of Florida.”