On his first full day in office, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens put a temporary freeze on new government regulations, which he said Tuesday will help businesses.
The executive order signed by the Republican bans state agencies from creating new regulations through the end of February. Any proposed new regulations must now first get approval from his office. The order also calls for a review of current regulations.
"Burdensome regulations actually hurt businesses and they hurt families across the state of Missouri," he said in a video announcement first released on Facebook. In the video, he is surrounded by boxes of printed copies of regulations.