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Michigan Looks to Cut Government Red Tape

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is expanding efforts to cut red tape for people and businesses needing licenses from state government.
    
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said Friday a new initiative called Reinventing Performance in Michigan is being led by the licensing department along with agencies handling taxes, environmental rules and economic development.
    
Goals include cutting forms and customer response time in half.
    
Calley says more than 1,300 unnecessary regulations have been eliminated since 2011. Now the Snyder administration is targeting regulatory processes for improvements.
    
Calley is citing recent successes.
    
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says nurses and other health professionals applying for a license can get one in two weeks instead of waiting more than five weeks. Applicants can get liquor licenses 150 days sooner.
    
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