Regulation

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    Obama labor policies get trumped

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on recent reversals of federal labor policies. Obama administration efforts to change labor policies through executive actions are being unraveled by legal and political forces, according to a new report. The right-leaning American Action Forum (AAF) found that five major policies…
    Mitch Kokai, September 22, 2017
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    N.C. Should Follow Other States’ Lead In Reforming Job Licensing Regime

    North Carolina risks losing ground economically to other states unless it reforms its current approach to occupational licensing. The state also faces the threat of federal legal action. A new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report delivers those warnings. The report recommends reforms aligned with those in model legislation dubbed…
    Donna Martinez, September 21, 2017
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    Reuters: U.S. Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Ordinance On Soda Health Warnings

    Do you need a warning label to understand that sugary sodas contain, well, sugar and calories? San Francisco thinks you do. An appeals court ruled the ordinance is unfair. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that San Francisco’s ordinance unfairly targeted one group of products.
    Donna Martinez, September 20, 2017
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    The Trump team’s success in killing off harmful regulations

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights one piece of unambiguously good news from the Trump administration’s opening months in office. The Trump administration has fulfilled one of the president’s key campaign promises to wipe out costly Obama-era regulations, according to a new fiscal year ending report card…
    Mitch Kokai, September 20, 2017
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    MyFox8 WGHP Talks With Katherine Restrepo About NC’s Regulation of Medical Services

    It’s called Certificate of Need law. North Carolina is one of the states that hasn’t yet repealed the antiquated requirement for a government permission slip before a hospital or doctor group can expand facilities or services. Bob Buckley of WGHP My Fox 8 sat down with our Katherine…
    Donna Martinez, September 19, 2017
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    N.C. Court of Appeals: State Board rules require review

    In a split decision, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the State Board of Education, like other state agencies, is subject to the rules review process authorized by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) and administered by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and the Rules Review Commission. For years,…
    Terry Stoops, September 19, 2017
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    Split Appeals Court upholds ruling against NC WARN

    A panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled, 2-1, that environmental activist group NC WARN violated the state’s utility monopoly when it installed and maintained a solar panel system for a Greensboro church, then charged the church based on the amount of electricity produced. The ruling upholds…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017
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    Split N.C. Court of Appeals endorses idea that State Board of Education rules must undergo state review

    A panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled, 2-1, that the State Board of Education must submit its proposed rules to the state Rules Review Commission. The education board had argued in court that its rules were exempt from consideration by the rules review agency. Terry Stoops will…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2017