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Governor Patrick eases small business rules

Governor Deval Patrick announced Monday that his administration has taken steps to eliminate or revise approximately 150 regulations that state agencies have identified as barriers to the growth of small businesses, and by year’s end will review about 1,000 regulations.

“All business is burdened when regulations are unnecessary and complex, especially small businesses,’’ Patrick said in remarks before The Alliance for Business Leadership, a group formally known as the Progressive Business Leaders Network.

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