John Burzkhelli (D-West Deptford) Assemblyman REPUBLICAN GOV CHRIS CHRISTIE wisely suspended onerous rules and regulations that don't jeopardize the public's health or safety, or federal grants, and established a Red Tape Review Group to see which rules are needed and which ones hinder efforts to rebuild New Jersey's economy, which was destroyed during the last decade by a barrage of tax increases and burdensome regulations.
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