Red tape refers to regulations or other government rules or processes that unnecessarily burden individuals and businesses while doing little to protect or improve public health and safety.

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Why does Missouri need to cut red tape?

Red tape can kill jobs and make owning or operating a business difficult – sometimes even impossible. By eliminating red tape, Missouri can lead the nation in creating new jobs, welcoming new businesses, and fostering economic development.

What is an example of red tape in Missouri?

Many occupations in Missouri require much more training than others in order to legally operate. For example, it takes only about 23 days of training to become an emergency medical technician, but 117 days to earn a license as a massage therapist, 175 days as a skin care specialist and 350 days as a cosmetologist or barber [Source].