In recent years, some states have tried to ease restrictions, with varying success.
A referendum to ease restrictions on wine sales in Massachusetts, which failed.
The Administration hinted it might be willing to ease travel or economic restrictions.
In response, the Government seems to be easing restrictions on contacts with the mainland.
If nothing else, there was agreement that the state should ease legal restrictions on transfers of water from one area to another.
He urged the chancellor and the opposition to come to terms quickly on a new law to ease restrictions.
But the group says its real intent is to force the federal government to ease restrictions on immigration.
St. Petersburg followed suit at the end of 2011 with the city council moving to ease restrictions on their operation.
It would also ease restrictions on the height and bulk of new buildings.
Officials also said they would ease restrictions on mainland tourists to Taiwan.