Political Notebook

  • Shepard to receive democracy award
    The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has announced Randall T. Shepard of Evansville as the recipient of the 2014 Advancing American Democracy Award.
  • Stutzman ready for a real recess
    Congress is off the month of August for a "district work period," but its members and the media still refer to such breaks as "recess."
  • Liz Brown gets 4 endorsements
    Liz Brown, the Republican running for the Senate District 15 seat, announced four endorsements Thursday.

Coats seeks tallies from federal regulators

Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., announced Monday he has introduced legislation that would require federal agencies to determine the cost of their regulations.

His bill, the Sound Regulation Act, would have agencies conduct cost-benefit reviews every four years.

“My proposal will cut Washington’s red tape and eliminate unnecessary federal rules. Regulatory reform legislation will lead to more jobs and opportunity across Indiana,” Coats said in a statement.

Coats said the U.S. Small Business Administration has found that the cost for Americans to comply with federal regulations exceeds $1.75 trillion a year.