Governor Gianforte, Lieutenant Governor of Juras, who provides bureaucracy relief


Date: February 02, 2023

Contact: Brooke Stroyke, Office of the Governor

HELENE, Mont. — Along with Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras, today Gov. Greg Gianforte highlighted the work of his Bureaucracy Relief Task Force and noted its significant achievements to reform, reverse or reverse the state’s burdensome, outdated and unnecessary regulations cancel.

“Our red tape reduction efforts are focused on creating a reliable, business-friendly regulatory environment to help job creators do what they do best — create jobs and opportunity,” Gov. Gianforte said at a news conference at the state Capitol. “Ultimately, creating greater opportunities for you, your children and your grandchildren to succeed motivates me every day. Where we can get government out of the way so you can succeed, we will continue to do so.”

Governor Gianforte and Lt. gov. Juras talk about the work of the Red Tape Relief Task Force

In his first week in office, Governor Gianforte, by executive order, created the Red Tape Relief Task Force to conduct a full, wide-ranging review of regulations in every state agency.

Led by Lt. gov. Juras, the Red Tape Relief Task Force has identified onerous, outdated and unnecessary regulations that need to be reformed, reversed or repealed. The task force is also working to revise policies that limit state government responsiveness and effectiveness.

“As an attorney for over 40 years representing farmers, ranchers and small business owners, I understand the burdens they face from unnecessary, outdated or inefficient regulations,” said Lt. gov. Jurassic. “There is indeed a law that requires agencies to review their regulations every two years, but frankly, that wasn’t done before our government. We are committed to meaningful regulatory reform and the improvement of internal policies to make state government more efficient and help more Montanans prosper.”

The task force is reforming Montana’s regulatory law to drive innovation, grow Montana’s economy, and create more high-paying jobs.

“Lieutenant Governor Juras has worked with every state agency to go through Montana’s regulatory system to reform, reverse or eliminate unnecessary, cumbersome red tape,” Gov. Gianforte continued. “She worked with industry stakeholders and incorporated widespread public input to inform her process. Thanks to their leadership we have made great progress.”

As a result of the Task Force’s work, the Montana Legislature is currently considering over 170 bureaucracy relief bills, many of which have already passed the House or Senate.

“We appreciate our legislative partners for helping more Montaners thrive by eliminating unnecessary, onerous regulation, and we stand ready to get these bills across the finish line,” concluded Governor Gianforte.