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4 groups to tackle business regulations


Promising to streamline business regulations, Gov. Parris N. Glendening has appointed study groups to quickly recommend ways to cut red tape.

The groups will look at improving regulations and procedures applying to:

* Assisted-living facilities for seniors and the disabled.

* The laying of utility lines and its effect on commerce.

* The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency.

* State policies in buying services and goods.

The groups, appointed from the ranks of business, labor and government, are expected to meet several times and to deliver recommendations by Nov. 21.

The meetings are open.

The assisted-living group met yesterday for the first time. The utility group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the governor's Baltimore office at 6 St. Paul St. The MOSH group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the same place.

The state procurement group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Calvert Room in the State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis.

To learn more, call the governor's office on policy and legal affairs at 974-3005.

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