Julie Tisdale

City and County Policy Analyst

Posts by Julie Tisdale (page 34)

  • Mayor Bloomberg is at it again

    Trans fats, sodas, and now baby formula.  In a new initiative, Mayor Bloomberg is encouraging New York hospitals to lock up baby formula, in the same way that drugs are, with nurses forced to sign it out before it can be given to mothers for their babies.  It’s…
    Julie Tisdale, July 31, 2012
  • More Harmful Regulations

    Today’s JLF newsletter about environmental issues highlights new hazards of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), of which we’re only just becoming aware.  It has me thinking. The risks associated with CFLs are serious.  They contain mercury, which is toxic.  It’s not a big deal as long as the bulbs…
    Julie Tisdale, July 25, 2012
  • Bus Stop Smoking Bans

    For the record, I’m not a smoker.  I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life, and I really find smoking quite distasteful.  But Raleigh city council is getting completely out of control.  They’re now talking about a ban on smoking at bus stops.  That’s right, bus stops, that are…
    Julie Tisdale, July 24, 2012
  • Business Incentives…Again

    NetApp, a data storage firm, announced today that it’s coming to RTP and bringing with it 460 jobs over the next four years.  The catch?  They’re also eligible for $11.8 million in state “incentives.”  In other words, taxpayers are going to foot a substantial chunk of the bill for…
    Julie Tisdale, July 23, 2012
  • Sloppy Science and Environmental Scaremongering

    In his weekly newsletter today, Dr. Roy Cordato highlights two really interesting examples of highly exaggerated claims by the environmental establishment. The first regards the North Carolina Division of Air Quality’s assertion that the 2002 Clean Smokestacks Bill is responsible for recent dramatic decreases in mercury emissions.  Are those claims…
    Julie Tisdale, July 19, 2012