Congressman Joins CCO Editor/Innovation Hub Director in Call for Elimination of Government Red Tape and Regulatory Reform

Joe Wallace, Managing Director, Coachella Valley Innovation Hub
Joe Wallace, Managing Director, Coachella Valley Innovation Hub

Excerpts from article in the Desert Sun, the Gannett Newspaper that serves California’s Coachella Valley (greater Palm Springs):

“The Desert Sun supports the congressional effort to boost renewable energy through tax reform. Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Palm Desert Democrat, joined New Jersey Republican Jon Runyan and Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer in a letter urging action by the House Ways and Means Committee, which is leading the effort.”

“a recent Pew Research Center found 72 percent of Americans support major federal tax reform. That includes 75 percent of Republicans and independents and 69 percent of Democrats”

“Joe Wallace, managing director of the Coachella Valley iHub, endorsed the letter, too. But he also said eliminating red tape is a critical element of boosting the valley’s green energy industry.
“I agree,” Ruiz said. “That’s part of creating a pro-business environment that’s a win-win for everybody. We need to reduce duplicative regulations that make no sense.””

“The U.S. tax code is in desperate need of simplification and reform. If that process can help the nation reach its alternative energy goals and strengthen our region’s economy, that would be cause to celebrate.”