At the beginning of each year, for the past three years, Free State Foundation President Randolph May and I have published a
Perspectives from FSF Scholars
addressing the meaningful progress made by Governor Larry Hogan’s Regulatory Reform Commission (RRC). In December 2017, the RRC published its final report identifying 844 outdated or unnecessary regulations over its three-year term, which Governor Hogan ultimately eliminated or altered in some way. Now that Governor Hogan has been reelected for a second term, he should reestablish the Commission with the goal of achieving further regulatory reform over the next four years.
In January 2016, Randolph May and I
Governor Hogan for creating the RRC, and we suggested ways Maryland could reform its regulatory process. Specifically, we proposed that Maryland consolidate its twenty departments into just eight. We also suggested creating a “sunset” date for all new regulations. This would require that regulations expire after a certain period of time if they are not affirmatively readopted by the sunset date.