Gov. John Hickenlooper’s lack of leadership has resulted in liberals run amok and has compromised the success of Colorado businesses. Hick’s opponent Bob Beauprez yesterday released his solution to the problem – a plan called “A More Competitive Colorado”. The plan outlines four steps to creating a more friendly business environment for Colorado companies:
- Audit state government to reform state regulations
- Adopt priority-based budgeting
- Empower Colorado job creators
- Hold the line on destructive legislation
Noting that “costs of regulatory compliance as estimated by our own government may exceed corporate taxation revenue by a factor of more than 8-to-1”, the Beauprez campaign laid out specific items to make Colorado more competitive. Some of our favorites:
- A moratorium on new regulations until a state audit could be completed
- Forcing the state government to justify its use of one of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars and forcing it to have clear customer-centric benchmarks for success
- A searchable, transparent, online state budget (oh, the fun we could have!)
- Competitive Colorado portal where Coloradans could report regulations that have a negative impact on their lives
The fact that this plan exists at all provides a contrast with our current Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has adopted from his predecessor the Blue Ribbon Commission legacy and a strong commitment to TBD – we’re still waiting to see what that might deliver.
Feel free to read the plan below. Tell us what you think.