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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana leaders have approved dozens of new regulations since the start of the year despite an order from Gov. Mike Pence declaring a moratorium until existing rules are reviewed.
Pence's order granted exceptions for any rules agencies had already started and for matters of safety, health or emergency or to meet federal requirements.
The Office of Management and Budget has approved about 30 new rules and regulations this year. But state Budget Director Chris Atkins tells The Journal Gazette that notices of intent to file a new rule dropped 72 percent in the first five months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012.
Atkins says work has begun to review the state's 11,000 pages of administrative rules to identify those that are unnecessary or burdensome.
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