Regulation

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    Enforcing existing gun laws might help

    Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller details inconvenient news for federal gun control advocates. More than 100,000 convicted felons or other “prohibited persons” tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obama’s administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the goals of National Apprenticeship Week. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal offers another firsthand example of problems linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions on medical facilities and equipment.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    Beware of Unintended Consequences of Telemedicine Parity Laws

    This week, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met to discuss a variety of policy issues, including telemedicine. Defined as “delivering health care at a distance,” telemedicine has proven to expedite access to health care for many, especially for people who reside in rural areas where health…
    Katherine Restrepo, November 16, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Medicaid program’s budget and transition toward managed care. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal highlights real pain linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions.
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017
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    Cato Expert: We’re Misdiagnosing the Opioid Crisis

    Gov. Roy Cooper is one of just three governors that are serving on the Trump Administration’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The president believes the situation is so dire that he’s declared a health emergency in our country. But Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Senior…
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    North Carolina 17th most onerous state for licensing low-income jobs

    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.
    Jon Sanders, November 15, 2017
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    The State and Local Tax Deduction makes no sense

    Tax policy is as much about regulation as it is the efficiency and simplicity of raising revenues to pay for government activity. The regulatory aspect is clear in Ronald Reagan’s famous adage: “If you want more of something, subsidize it; if you want less of something, tax it.”…
    Joseph Coletti, November 15, 2017
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    Labor Secretary to defend Trump policies

    Sean Higgins reports for the Washington Examiner on today’s scheduled congressional testimony from the U.S. labor secretary. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will be pressed to defend the Trump administration’s many reversals of former President Barack Obama’s workforce policies when he appears before a congressional panel Wednesday morning, the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2017