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Patrick submits plan to simplify licensing rules

Proposal would update or drop some regulations

Governor Deval Patrick on Monday proposed a package of reforms aimed at streamlining business regulations, including the consolidation of licensing boards for barbers and cosmetologists and the elimination of a board that licenses radio and television technicians.

The proposals represent the third wave of recommendations made by the Patrick administration since last March, when the governor launched an effort to simplify state regulations. So far, the administration has suggested changes to almost two-thirds of the 446 regulations it has reviewed.

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