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Efficiency

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Efficiency

 

Mitt Romney is a great executive. He is able to get more done with less. He was able to help businesses, the Olympics, and Massachusetts run more efficiently.

 

Mitt Romney on Efficiency

  • “Eight hundred lawyers are far too many to be operating in one branch of state government. By streamlining and bringing our legal force under a single umbrella, we will be providing a more efficient service while saving taxpayers money,” Romney said. (Taken from a 02-05-2003 press release)

 

  • “It is time to quit tinkering around the edges with an organization that over the years has proven immune to serious reform,” Romney said. “Massachusetts taxpayers and the people who use our state recreational facilities deserve better. Under my plan, they will finally get the accountability and cost-efficiency we should all expect from those entrusted with the management of our public funds.” Source: 02-19-2003

 

  • “The waste in our court system is not hard to find. It's eye-popping, and practically leaps off the page. Even without a budget crisis, I would be proposing these sensible reforms. The budget crisis make them even more imperative,” said Romney. Source: 02-20-2003 Press Release

 

  • “What this agency has accomplished is an example of what building a more efficient government is all about,” said Romney. Source: 12-01- 2004 Press Release

 

 

 

Press releases from Governor Mitt Romney regarding efficiency

2003

02-05-2003, ROMNEY TO STREAMLINE LEGAL FUNCTION IN EXECUTIVE BRANCH

02-19-2003, ROMNEY ANNOUNCES NEW UNIFIED PARKS SYSTEM FOR MASSACHUSETTS

02-20-2003, ROMNEY LOOKS TO STREAMLINE COURTS AS BUDGET ROLLOUT CONTINUES

 

2004

09-29-2004, ROMNEY ADMINISTRATION WINS $1.25 MILLION FOR EFFICIENCY

12-01- 2004, ROMNEY PRAISES TURNAROUND AT PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY

09-27-2004, COSTS ARE DOWN, BUT ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT IS UP

 

2005

06-23-2005, ROMNEY ADMINISTRATION RECEIVES TOP AWARD FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Executive Department

State House Boston, MA 02133

(617) 725-4000

MITT ROMNEY

GOVERNOR

 

KERRY HEALEY

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 16, 2005

 

CONTACT:

Julie Teer

Felix Browne

(617) 725-4025

Joseph Donovan

(617) 788-3624

 

ROMNEY FILES BILL TO EXPEDITE LOCAL PERMITTING

Businesses say legislation necessary for expansion and job growth

 

Governor Mitt Romney, with broad bipartisan support, today filed legislation that expedites the commercial permitting process and overhauls a significant barrier for businesses looking to relocate and expand in Massachusetts.

 

The Governor originally offered permitting reform as part of the Economic Stimulus Bill he filed on March 3, but decided to move it ahead of consideration of the larger bill by filing it as separate legislation.

 

“Permitting can take up to five years to complete, making it extremely difficult for businesses here to expand and add jobs,” said Romney. “If we’re serious about encouraging business investment and expansion, we have to take a chainsaw to the red tape that ties up the process for years and years.”

 

The legislation allows communities to opt-in specific sites rather than the entire city or town, one of the main barriers to the original law passed last year to assist municipalities with expedited permitting. Communities that opt-in agree to complete their local permitting process in 180 days.

 

“These reforms would enhance Worcester’s competitiveness and ability to recruit new businesses while providing assistance to existing companies to expand and create jobs,” said City Manager Michael V. O’Brien. “I am in full support of the Romney administration’s permitting reform package.”

 

Technical assistance grants totaling $4.5 million would be available to help communities update local bylaws and procedures to comply with the reformed permitting process. The Office of Technical Assistance will support communities looking to update permitting regulations. An online inventory of pre-permitted sites will be developed and marketed by the state’s Business Resource Team.

 

“The Governor and I have personally met with companies that have committed to expanding in Massachusetts once this legislation is passed,” said Ranch C. Kimball, secretary of economic development. “Streamlining our permitting process removes a long-standing barrier to job growth in the Commonwealth.”

 

Business leaders from around the state applauded the Governor and the Legislature for focusing attention on the issue of permitting.

 

“AVANT Immunotherapeutics understands the value of having policies in place that encourage economic growth in Massachusetts, and is happy to have expanded recently within Massachusetts,” said Una Ryan, Ph.D., president and CEO of AVANT Immunotherapeutics. “A streamlined permitting process will make it easier for others to join us.”

 

“A predictable and clearer permitting process helps businesses plan for future growth and create jobs,” said Daniel A. Guglielmo, CEO of Trust Design, a financial advisory firm that consults with businesses that want to expand in Massachusetts. “This reformed permitting process will help many of my clients expand and add jobs in the Commonwealth.”

 

“I will be able to renovate our newest Lawrence facility faster and create 100 new jobs as a result of this reform,” said Sal Lupoli, the president and CEO of Sal’s Pizza, the largest manufacturer of fresh pizza in New England. Lupoli’s business has also spent more than $1 million to rehabilitate vacant Lawrence mills into residential, commercial and retail space.

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