COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Gov. Nikki Haley recently touted the regulatory task force she created last year issued more than 3,000 recommendations on how to cut bureaucratic red tape that can cost businesses time and money, and all those recommendations were "dealt with."
In reality, the task force made fewer than 50 recommendations last November. The 3,100 number was an estimate for existing regulations at 22 agencies. Many rules recommended to be tossed remain in place, though Haley says the work continues.
Haley's office says her staff met with agency officials and legislators about the panel's recommendations and developed her own list.
Her Cabinet agencies carried out 23 policy changes. One of her 12 legislative suggestions made it into law. Agency boards have so far adopted seven of her 25 suggested changes.
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