Regulation

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    State regulators stay active, so red tape reformers must stay active, too

    A new look at rulemaking activity in North Carolina shows why the General Assembly's dedication to regulatory reform is so vital. It's also why policymakers need to stay the course for more red tape reduction efforts.
    Jon Sanders, June 20, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. farmers bracing for the impact of retaliatory tariffs. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us why the debate over raising N.C. teacher pay to the national average is misguided.
    Mitch Kokai, June 20, 2018
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    The real dangerous pre-existing condition: Obamacare

    Nan Hayworth explains for The Hill how the Affordable Care Act thwarts efforts to improve health care in the United States. As a physician whose career in medicine was dedicated to preserving and improving my patients’ health, I know firsthand how important it is for everyone to have…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2018
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    Could North Carolina see more red-tape reduction soon?

    House Bill 374 would continue the annual regulatory reform agenda adopting by Republicans ever since gaining control of the General Assembly in 2011.
    Jon Sanders, June 15, 2018
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    National Review calls for EPA chief to go

    Regardless of his efforts to rein in regulatory excess at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, administrator Scott Pruitt needs to leave his job. That’s the recommendation from National Review Online editors. When President Donald Trump nominated Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, he looked like…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship school vouchers have a “positive, large, and statistically significant” impact for low-income students. That’s according to a new report from N.C. State University researchers. Terry Stoops assesses the report’s significance for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes the U.S.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2018
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    Can laws change how we shop?

    What happens to retailers and service providers in the next recession? They are reliant in the Triangle on consumers who already owe $4.5 billion in credit card debt, an average of $10,000 to $16,000 per household. Until then, experiences are displacing things in storefronts. Alex Marshall starts with a North…
    Joseph Coletti, June 13, 2018
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    Cronyism’s Cost in Competitiveness

    New research continues to highlight the economic burdens imposed by big government regulations and big corporation cronyism in the US. For all the concerns about the heavy hand of Brussels on members of the European Union—and in Europe’s most competitive countries, this was a real concern—the EU has actually reduced…
    Joseph Coletti, June 12, 2018