Common Sense Initiative

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

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 has helped revive Ohio’s economy and create jobs by generating a more jobs-friendly environment, but we still 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.

New! CSI Referrals

A new section of the Ohio Revised Code provides authority to the Common Sense Initiative Office to review actions or proposed actions by a state board or commission that may be subject to state or federal antitrust law.

Referrals can be made by boards or commissions themselves or an individual or company.

Lt. Governor Mary Taylor's Welcome