Congress is moving ahead in providing some regulatory relief for small-business owners. New

Congress is moving ahead in providing some regulatory relief for small-business owners. New legislation signed into law to raise the debt ceiling also contained some benefits for small-business owners. It allows a small business, including dental practices, to recover attorneys` fees if it can prove the government was not substantially justified in pursuing a case against it. It also requires thall all significant, new small-business rules, proposed by OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agenc

Congress is moving ahead in providing some regulatory relief for small-business owners. New legislation signed into law to raise the debt ceiling also contained some benefits for small-business owners. It allows a small business, including dental practices, to recover attorneys` fees if it can prove the government was not substantially justified in pursuing a case against it. It also requires thall all significant, new small-business rules, proposed by OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency, get input and comments from small business before a proposal is issued.

Judi Hasson

Washington Correspondent

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