Common Sense Initiative

Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio's Common Sense Initiative (CSI)

Mary Taylor was sworn in as Ohio’s 65th Lieutenant Governor on January 10, 2011, the same day Governor John Kasich named her to lead Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI) to help create a more jobs-friendly regulatory climate in Ohio. CSI was established to create a regulatory framework that promotes economic development, is transparent and responsive to regulated businesses, makes compliance as easy as possible, and provides predictability for businesses. 

Comprehensive regulatory reform will help revive Ohio’s economy and create jobs by generating a more jobs-friendly environment, but we need your help. Please take a moment to give us your feedback. Your ideas are critical to the success of CSI Ohio and will help us identify specific areas where government hinders our business community’s ability to create jobs.

Click on “Share Your Solutions” to provide your thoughts on reforming onerous and burdensome red tape, rules and regulations. Also, “Sign Up” for routine updates on the progress of CSI Ohio. With your help, we can achieve the right balance of regulations that makes Ohio businesses competitive and protects the health and safety of Ohioans.


 ***Request for Comments***

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review re-referred to CSI Rule 3301-102-08, standards for measuring community school sponsor compliance with all laws, on the grounds that the impact on sponsors has not been adequately evaluated. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is accepting comments through September 1, 2016 and CSI will use them to determine whether additional changes to the rule or business impact statement are warranted.

Rule 3301-102-08 Standards for Measuring Sponsor Compliance
Business Impact Analysis
2015-16 List of All Laws and Rules
ODE Community School Page
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Lt. Governor Mary Taylor's Welcome