Both Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders in the legislature say they want to streamline government regulations. Their contention is that Minnesota is at a competitive disadvantage because of the time it takes to get the required permits for building projects under current regulation standards. The Minnesota Chamber is proposing several law changes designed to streamline regulations regarding environmental impact.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Tony Kwilas, the Chamber's director of environment and natural resources policy, about some of these proposed changes.