Category Archives: Regulation

Barron’s D.C. man probes the federal debate over online gambling restrictions

Jim McTague devotes his latest “D.C. Current” column in Barron’s to the debate over a proposed federal ban  of Internet gambling. Hypocrisy, unlike this city’s delicate Cherry Blossoms, knows no seasons. And it was in full, glorious bloom last week at the House Judiciary Committee, which, on one hand, condemned the Federal Communications Commission’s decisionContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The political left is recycling its thoroughly discredited argument that North Carolina’s 2013 tax reform package is leading to tax increases for most North Carolinians. Becki Gray explains why that claim falls flat, and offers the counter-argument that tax reform is benefiting families in every income group, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.Continue Reading

Senate unveils latest regulatory reform bill

Here’s the list of items N.C. senators are promoting in their latest regulatory reform bill. According to a news release, the bill:  Eliminates outdated, duplicative and expensive reporting requirements and studies so state environmental and health care officials have more time to focus on their primary responsibility of protecting the environment and the public. MakesContinue Reading

Opposition to new EPA rules dissected

John Siciliano of the Washington Examiner highlights the movement opposing new federal Environmental Protection Agency rules linked to power plant emissions. A lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states challenging the Obama administration’s proposed rules for existing power plants underscores how polarizing the debate has become. … … The lawsuit is unusual, since theyContinue Reading

A D.C. Dem insider who sees problems with regulatory overreach

Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller discovers an interesting addition among the chorus singing the song of regulatory overreach. A month after leaving his post as President Obama’s Ebola czar, longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain has penned a column warning that federal regulations will create roadblocks in several emerging technology industries. Klain, who the WhiteContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposal for a new state Occupational Licensing Commission. John Hood’s Daily Journal reviews recent history of N.C. politicians trying to rewrite election rules.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate plan to cut corporate tax rates and tweak the state’s targeted tax incentive program. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights the General Assembly’s chance to reform state certificate-of-need laws.

About North Carolina’s far-reaching CON program

Not only has North Carolina retained its Certificate of Need program long, long after Congress repealed the federal mandate as a hopeless failure (in 1987), but among the remaining CON states, N.C.’s program is one of the most aggressive. The chart below is from a February 2015 study of North Carolina’s CON program by researchers atContinue Reading