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Got a regulatory gripe? Post it online

After signing an executive order last week that started a two-month review of state regulations, Gov. Martin O’Malley is looking for suggestions on ways regulations can be changed or streamline.

Suggestions can be posted to the state’s Maryland Made Easy website.

The website already had 185 comments posted by Thursday afternoon. They cover a wide range of topics and go beyond regulations. One suggested doubling the cost of a replacement driver’s license to $40 in some cases and another, that state agencies stop using paper time sheets (which can be easily faked) and switch to computerized systems.

O’Malley launched the MME effort in January with the hope of cleaning up the state’s regulatory processes. He added a piece in June that will allow developers working on big projects to seek expedited review. And, on Oct. 17, he signed an executive order requiring all state agencies to review their regulations over the next 60 days.

That review was part of O’Malley’s most recent job creation push. The governor said he will call for more infrastructure spending in the upcoming General Assembly session in hopes of spurring construction hiring.