Regulation

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    Biden to undo Obamacare alternatives

    David Hogberg writes for the Washington Examiner about the new president’s plan to reverse recent health care reforms. As the Biden administration looks to make its mark on healthcare, one policy it is likely to overturn is President Trump’s 2018 executive order loosening rules for short-term health insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
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    New session highlights second chance for previous ideas

     “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9 Yesterday kicked off the new two-year state legislative session, and many politicos have stars in their eyes at the possibilities inherent with the new beginning. We…
    Leah Byers, January 15, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
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    A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
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    Slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout doesn’t mean a need for more central planning

    Veronique de Rugy writes at National Review Online about one flawed narrative linked to the COVID-19 vaccine. Who is surprised that the federal government fell far short of its promise to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020? I am not, really. There are many factors,…
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online about COVID-19 shutdowns’ negative impact on N.C. tourism and rural economies. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal explains why the Biden administration should retain key Trump administration health care policies.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2021
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    Senate Leader Phil Berger Announces Committee Appointments

    A Jan. 7 news release from Sen. Leader Phil Berger’s office announces committee assignments. The General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday, Jan. 13. Be sure to join the John Locke Foundation’s government affairs team on Monday, Jan. 11, for a conversation about Locke’s legislative Agenda for a Better Carolina. …
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021
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    Monday: A Legislative Agenda For a Better Carolina

    Join Our Livestream Monday, Jan. 11 at Noon You’ll Find Us On Facebook or at john locke.org With the new year comes new opportunity to drive a Carolina Rebound that lifts North Carolinians from the nightmare of COVID-19 shutdowns into a year of promise and purpose.
    Donna Martinez, January 7, 2021