Gov. Noem talks deregulation at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. They were talking deregulation.

Gov. Noem was one of seven governors who met with the President and Vice President Mike Pence.

In the meeting, she touted South Dakota’s deregulatory accomplishments, including this year’s new law (HB1111) that streamlines the professional licensing process for military spouses.

“More than 20 percent of military spouses cited state licensing regulations as one of their greatest challenges,” said Noem. “The law we enacted this year changed that reality for South Dakota’s military families.”

The White House convened the meeting to discuss ongoing efforts to scale back regulations at both state and federal levels.

“I appreciate the President’s commitment to streamlining occupational licensing and reciprocity,” said Gov. Noem. “I’m committed to putting people over paperwork and eliminating unnecessary regulations in South Dakota.”

According to the governor’s office,South Dakota is the second least-regulated state in the nation, with only 44,000 regulatory restrictions.



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