A 2013 law barred North Carolina occupational licensing boards from automatically denying licenses to applicants simple for having a conviction record, but the boards still enjoy broad discretion in denying applications.
In today's heavily tribal political climate, it may be difficult to imagine Republicans and Democrats being basically on the same page with respect to any issue, especially deregulation. But one of President Donald Trump's approaches to deregulation — regulatory budgeting — had its origins in the administration of President Jimmy Carter.
Another study, this one from MIT, finds that electric vehicles can have greater lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than some regular cars with internal-combustion engines. It's an object lesson for regulators.
The Institute for Justice has published a new edition of its landmark License to Work study of occupational licensing of 102 low- to middle-income jobs. Here's what the new study found for North Carolina.
Rail transit is losing riders in big numbers nationwide. Technological changes and market forces — greater job dispersal, Uber and Lyft, low gas prices thanks to fracking, and soon, driverless cars — are making a foolhardy venture even worse.