Regulation

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    Beyond overregulation: Raleigh sets rules for electric scooters

    It seems as if city officials might be trying to interfere with their business model so as to make the things infeasible. If so, it would be a passive-aggressive de facto ban.
    Jon Sanders, November 8, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Campbell Law School panel focusing on restorative justice. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights the state alcohol oversight commission’s recent decision to reward local boards for their “hard work.”…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper apparently thinks we can mitigate hurricanes by incentivizing electric cars

    If you're a manufacturer or lobbyist for electric vehicles, forget lottery fever; Gov. Cooper just flung the door wide open for government cronyism in your field. As they say in lottery ads: "You may already be a winner!"
    Jon Sanders, November 2, 2018
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    North Carolina can’t affect the world climate

    The idea that we could save the climate by cutting our emissions reductions just a mite faster than we already have been doing for two decades is daft.
    Jon Sanders, November 1, 2018
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    Obamacare enrollment update

    Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner details the latest developments in Affordable Care Act rules as open enrollment begins again. Obamacare’s sixth open enrollment begins Thursday, with a slew of new regulations and changes for customers to navigate as they shop for health plans. The healthcare law, formally…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2018
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    National labor groups’ role in promoting minimum-wage hikes

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon examines support for increases in the government-mandated minimum wage. Out-of-state interests from the labor community are the main drivers behind several state ballot initiatives to pass steep minimum wage hikes, according to a new analysis. Voters in Arkansas and Missouri are…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2018
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    Obama’s attack on payday lenders

    Jeff Joseph writes for Investor’s Business Daily about new information detailing the Obama administration’s efforts to thwart payday lenders. New federal documents shine the light on how the Obama administration unjustly targeted the payday loan industry. Through a sketchy initiative called Operation Choke Point, unelected bureaucrats stretched the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2018
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    Making Obamacare optional

    Ryan Ellis of the Washington Examiner analyzes the impact of Trump administration policies on the Affordable Care Act‘s restrictions. Ever since efforts to legislatively repeal Obamacare ended ignominiously with a “thumbs down” from the late Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor, the Trump administration has been hard…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2018