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ICYMI: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Endorses PA Chamber-Backed Permitting Reform Bill

In case you missed it… The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board today called on lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 350, legislation supported by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry that would streamline permit approvals across state agencies.

Senate Bill 350 builds upon Gov. Shapiro’s initiatives to better manage the permitting process by codifying the Governor’s Office of Transformation and Opportunity into law and providing timelines for permits to receive a decision or be “deemed approved,” among other reforms.

“Legislators should bolster Mr. Shapiro’s efforts by passing Senate Bill 350, which would codify much of the governor’s executive order and add a requirement for departments and agencies to create tracking websites,” the Post-Gazette editorial board wrote. “The websites would enable applicants to see the progress of their review in real time. If Domino’s can do it for your pizza, Harrisburg can do it for your permits and licenses.”

Read the full editorial here.


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