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“And we can do with fewer laws on the books,” Gov. M. Jodi Rell said during her budget address Wednesday. “We not only need a leaner government but a less intrusive one as well. We have 14,000 pages of state laws in existence. Surely we can do with fewer. I am proposing that we take 130 unnecessary laws off the books. We should take others off as well. We can certainly make do with less.” 

The governor’s office provided us with a list of the 130 “obsolete” laws Thursday morning. They include everything from the encouragement of the sheep industry to the definition of a “bucket shop”. Click here to see the full list of the laws.