(Due to a technology glitch this interview was joined in progress.)

Tom Egelhoff host of the weekly "Open for Business Radio Show", talks with Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow with the nonpartisan, nonprofit Pacific Research Institute, who recently released "The 50-State Index of Small Business Regulation," which compares the regulatory burdens of small businesses across the 50 states.

Montana came in at 40. The press release on the report and a column he wrote for Forbes are at the following links:

http://www.pacificresearch.org/article/the-50-state-small-business-regulation-index/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/econostats/2015/07/28/states-where-regulations-harm-small-businesses-the-most/

The report also offers significant broad-based reforms such as right-to-work; reduced family leave mandates; the elimination of energy policies such as those that subsidize politically favored energy resources; and reigning in excessive workers compensation and unemployment insurance mandates.

Replay of the interview below - Joined in progress:


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