Rauner creates council he says will cut Illinois bureaucracy

Gov. Bruce Rauner. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Bruce Rauner. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s creating a council that will review state agency rules and regulations with the goal of reducing bureaucracy.

Rauner made the announcement Monday morning in the Chicago suburbs. He says each regulatory agency will have a representative on the newly created Illinois Competiveness Council.

Officials say the council will work to make sure regulations are up-to-date and language is easily understandable. It also is tasked with reducing unneeded requirements on businesses, social service providers and residents. Rauner’s office says the council’s goal is to save taxpayers at least $250 million over the next decade.

Rauner says the state has an “endless line of red tape” that creates barriers for businesses and entrepreneurs.

The council also is seeking public feedback on how to cut bureaucracy.