Red tape-cutting proposals get consideration in states

They aim to achieve various policy goals and have received pushback from environmentalists.
Young hogs are seen at Everette Murphrey Farm in Farmville, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The North Carolina Senate is considering a package of regulatory changes that supporters say will help the state’s agriculture industry, joining other states this year seeking to cut red tape to help advance various policy goals.

In California, the governor wants to speed construction of green energy projects. In Montana, officials aimed to build a gas power plant. 

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