DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is recommending hundreds of changes to cut government red tape.

The changes include repealing or revising 114 rules under the Division of Real Estate. The Colorado Department of Transportation found 31 rules that have been obsolete for decades. And the Department of Health is addressing a backlog of air quality permits.

The goal is to make it easier for companies to do business by getting rid of needless regulations.

“This project, this digging deeper into the pits and peeves to find solutions, is truly an overdue effort,” said Barbara Kelley, Department of Regulatory Agencies Executive Director.

The recommendations follow 6 months of study and discussions with hundreds of businesses, local governments and community groups.

Find out what the governor sees as a priority this year when he delivers his State of the State address Thursday morning. Watch it live on CBS4’s political partner, Colorado Public TV 12, and on


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