LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Elected officials should help modernize regulations for small businesses

Friday, November 15, 2013 | 2:45 p.m. CST

I’m a proponent of small business. I grew up in mid-Missouri and my family has been in agri-business for generations. I also have family members who own and operate a manufacturing business. Everyone is on hold right now before they hire, before they reinvest, before they grow because we are all watching the way regulations are handed down from Washington. This requires greater attention, and we need to foster bipartisan support to bring forth common-sense regulatory reform to help relieve small businesses from this federal burden.