Tag Archives: red tape

How a 2013 red tape reform is working in NC — and how it can do more

This is an encouraging result, even though the blue section shows how much more could be done. Senate Bill 16, inspired by comments from the head of the Rules Review Commission, would address that portion. Read my report for more details.

Potential for significant red-tape reduction under the Congressional Review Act

A little-known provision in the Congressional Review Act (CRA) could bring about significant red-tape reduction. The Obama administration’s zeal for overregulation could backfire, as I’ve explained here before: The CRA requires the agency behind a rule to issue a report on it to Congress, which has 60 days to act to block it after its eitherContinue Reading

The Congressional Review Act has teeth after all, and that is potentially major news

Great news via Kimberly A. Strassel in The Wall Street Journal today: The accepted wisdom in Washington is that the CRA [Congressional Review Act] can be used only against new regulations, those finalized in the past 60 legislative days. That gets Republicans back to June, teeing up 180 rules or so for override. … ButContinue Reading

You might be a progressive if …

… you think “red tape” is a bad thing that makes government rulemaking more difficult. My newsletter today discusses a HB 74, which would institute periodic review and expiration of North Carolina’s over 22,500 permanent administrative rules. As the Wilmington Star-News reports on the bill, But environmentalists had a harsher reaction. They were concerned theContinue Reading