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New Website Allows Easier Access To State Rules Process

The Ohio Legislature has launched a new website that allows the public to more easily follow the thousands of state rules written each year. RuleWatch Ohio was launched by members of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, or JCARR. Lawmakers say the site makes it easier for the public to provide feedback on how proposed rules might affect their lives, communities or businesses. With a free account, users may track specific rules or interest areas and receive email alerts when there's activity. It replaces a system that required searching weekly filings and other reports. JCARR reviews roughly 9 thousand rule actions each year for 120 agencies.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.