GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich said he is open to lowering the corporate tax rate below the 25 percent level he has previously put forward.
The Ohio governor has said he aims to balance the budget in eight years through a combination of tax and regulatory reform and changes to the way government administers funding.
"The agenda within the first 100 days, you're going to need to have a seat belt to stay up with it," he told CNBC on Monday, a day before New Hampshire voters cast ballots in the nation's first primary. "It's regulatory reform, because regulations kill business, particularly small business, if they're just mindless."
As president, Kasich said he would charge his vice president with untangling small business from the "morass" of regulation. He has proposed freezing all federal regulations for a year, barring health and safety rules.