Regulation

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    Experts Share Concerns about Fed’s Role

    National Review Online highlights a letter from more than 40 economics experts. It raises concerns about an apparent change in the Federal Reserve’s role. The Fed is among the nation’s most important institutions. Its monetary and regulatory mandates are essential for economic stability. However, based on recent activity,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2021
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    Supporting Innovation: Locke’s Jordan Roberts Explains Why a ‘Regulatory Sandbox’ Is Smart Policy

    Yes, the name is sorta funny — a ‘regulatory sandbox.’ But in an age of rapid innovation, it’s the type of forward thinking that aims to support entrepreneurial efforts while keeping in place a lighter level of oversight that doesn’t hinder economic growth and hold back new technologies. Locke’s…
    Donna Martinez, June 16, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online that a spike in state tax collections could open the door to historic tax relief. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why government shouldn’t set prices. Leah Byers’ CJ Opinion exposes the left’s hypocrisy on the issue of donor privacy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on disturbing recent comments from the judge in North Carolina’s Leandro school-funding lawsuit. A new CJ Opinion explains why a legal setback doesn’t mean the end of the road for a doctor challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Terry Stoops’ CJ…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021
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    Senate Finance Committee moves forward with Regulatory Sandbox Bill

    Today, the Senate Finance Committee approved SB 470, the Regulatory Sandbox bill. The legislation will now go to the Rules Committee before having a vote before the full Senate. In a recent research brief, my colleague Jon Sanders explained how the regulatory sandbox works: “What’s a regulatory sandbox?…
    Jordan Roberts, June 9, 2021
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    Exposing Ignorance About Health Care Policy

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online makes an example out of a college professor’s ignorant health care comments. Forgive my plucking a comment from the obscurity of Twitter to make an example of, but it is a useful one. In an exchange about health-care policy, a professor of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports the latest developments in the dispute over Gov. Roy Cooper’s top environmental official. David Bass reports on the state House’s vote to cut off expanded federal unemployment benefits. The latest CJ Opinion explains how N.C. state legislators can stop Washington’s “insane” spending.
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2021
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    John Locke Foundation Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief In Case Challenging North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need Law

    New Bern eye surgeon’s suit says law blocks him from providing lower-cost service RALEIGH — The John Locke Foundation has filed an amicus brief in Singleton v. NC DHHS, the lawsuit filed against the State of North Carolina by New Bern eye surgeon Dr. Jay Singleton. The brief…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2021