Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon gets into the weeds in all kinds of policy areas, including electricity, occupational licensing, hydraulic fracturing, the minimum wage, poverty and opportunity, state rulemaking, film and other incentives programs, certificates of need, and cronyism.
Meanwhile, media are reporting on shortages in Florida as if those are solely the result of the storm and not from bad state policies that dissuade outsiders from taking any unusual step to bring essential supplies in.
With Gov. Susana Martinez's October 3 Executive Order, New Mexico has now solidly joined the de-licensing revolution. Martinez's EO contains several provisions that should all sound familiar to JLF readers.