Regulation

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about a regulatory sandbox bill moving through the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why North Carolina’s labor force shouldn’t be shrinking.
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2021
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    NCGA should move forward with Regulatory Sandbox bill this session

    The North Carolina General Assembly is winding down business for this legislative session. There are still several big-ticket items lawmakers need to accomplish, such as passing the biennial budget and drawing voting district lines for the next decade. While lawmakers will prioritize those issues, many pieces of legislation have passed…
    Jordan Roberts, September 20, 2021
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    Vaccine Mandate Would Face Enforcement Challenges

    David Hogberg of the Washington Examiner reports on potential problems for federal regulators trying to enforce President Biden’s vaccine mandate. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is likely to face difficulty enforcing President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and may have to rely on publicly shaming companies, a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2021
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    Regulatory Decluttering Beats Central Engineering

    Ryan Streeter of the American Enterprise Institute explores a promising approach to public policy. Everyday people are always less ideological than policymakers in Washington want them to be. States often meet them where they are. And while most Americans like the sound of free college, child care, and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2021
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    National Recognition in Forbes for N.C. CON Reforms

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform highlights in a Forbes column North Carolina’s successful effort to loosen certificate-of-need restrictions. As Texas demonstrated this past summer, the national media loves to cover state legislation related to election law and abortion. What doesn’t get as much press, though it…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2021
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    Unions Should Focus on Workers, Not Congress

    Sean Higgins argues at National Review Online that labor unions should shift gears to ensure their survival. The U.S. labor movement is facing a crisis of dwindling membership and hitching its hopes for survival on Congress. But even if lawmakers grant unions exactly what they want, reversing the…
    Mitch Kokai, September 8, 2021
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    Locke’d and Loaded: A Perpetual State of Emergency

    North Carolina has been under a state of emergency for nearly a third of Roy Cooper’s tenure. Is this a successful governorship? Amy O. Cooke, “The Right AOC,” has some thoughts on the topic.
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the upcoming 75th anniversary of North Carolina’s right-to-work law. John Hood’s CJ Opinion urges policymakers to pursue occupational licensing reform.
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2021