Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order on Wednesday that places a moratorium on state agencies from creating new administrative rules with some exceptions for one year and encourages agencies to reduce regulations by 25% over the next two years.
Troy University’s Johnson Center for Political Economy and the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) hosted a panel on Thursday afternoon to discuss exactly how free Alabama is.
Alabama has around 375 regulatory boards and agencies responsible for issuing licenses. The boards cover everything from electricians, to cosmetology, to interior designers.