While Texas has undertaken efforts to reduce regulatory burdens, it still has among the highest overall number of regulations in the country. Texas’s efforts to reduce unnecessary and harmful regulations should be expanded.

Key points:

  • Texas ranks high in overall economic freedom as a result of low taxes and favorable labor laws, yet it has among the highest number of restrictive regulations in the country.
  • Texas has made recent efforts to reduce unnecessary regulations, but more can be done.
  • The governor has suspended a number of regulations deemed unnecessary or harmful during the pandemic and economic slowdown. These regulations should be eliminated.