Regulation

WI Governor Told that "Layers and Layers" of Red Tape Smother Business

Furniture maker says regulatory mandates are impossible to follow

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A Marshfield furniture-maker told Governor Scott Walker that small businesses face "layers and layers" of government red tape – and they could create jobs if they didn't have so many mandates.

Lang Furniture hosted Walker's second listening session Thursday on the priorities that people want Madison to address.

Plant owner Lyle Lang told the Republican governor that he wants high public safety and health standards but, "There's got to be a more customer-friendly way to do that." And Lang said it's almost impossible for small businesses to do everything that government agencies ask.