In Texas, Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who was elected despite a $13 million campaign by plaintiffs' lawyers, signed "loser pay" legislation.
Under certain circumstances, people who file groundless suits against a deep pocket in Texas can be made to pay fhe company's defense costs.
In North Carolina, Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration identified 900 unnecessary regulations that should be terminated.
In Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage proposed a rethinking of environmental regulations to fix a regulatory climate he said was stifling the private sector. He also proposed a "jobs impact analysis" of proposed new regulations.
In Colorado, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper suggested that every new rule come with a cost impact statement.
This is startling stuff.
Americans want jobs. Businesses create jobs.
Americans want cities and states that work.
The 50 laboratories of democracy are fixing what needs to be fixed to set America on the past to fast economic growth,
The future belongs to the nimblest. It's easy to see that now.
Maurice is editorial page editor of the Daily Mail. She may be reached at 304-348-4802 or ha...@dailymail.com.