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Hair-braider licensing cited in freeze of all state regulations

Eric Greitens, an author, photographer and former Navy SEAL, speaks to the corps of cadets at the 22nd Annual Ethics Forum Friday, March 25, 2011, in Leamy Auditorium at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The Ethics Forum is an event where distinguished speakers come to the Academy and host discussions and lectures on various subjects regarding ethics, and ethical dilemmas in order to further develop leaders of character. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Tamargo

Missouri's new governor Eric Grietens, fresh from his swearing-in January 9, re-told the story of two women blocked by licensing laws from opening a hair-braiding business as he signed a executive order that put an immediate freeze on any state regulation. He also ordered a full and complete review of all current regulations. In his short tenure, Grietens has already made cutting regulations a strong focus, noting "we need to end frivolous regulations... so that our people can start their own businesses . . .

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