Regulation

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest court order in the long-running Leandro school funding court case. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges reforms that would boost access to affordable housing.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    Two market-based health care reforms that focus on consumers

    James Capretta writes at RealClearPolicy.com about two market-based health care reforms worth prioritizing. Advocates of market incentives in health care should focus their energy on two reforms that would make a real difference by making it easier for consumers to identify and obtain high-value, low-cost care. These reforms…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Will Trump Address Clean Water Act Overreach?

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, is hoping President Trump lays out the next steps for his federal rule change to the Clean Water Act (CWA) at Sunday’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.
    Brenee Goforth, January 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that the General Assembly’s failure to finalize a new state budget has some UNC System leaders feeling “grim.” Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal highlights efforts to free farmers from Obama-era restrictions linked to the Clean Water Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020
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    Revaluing home ownership

    Has government policy, in promoting home ownership, actually made it more difficult to own a home? It’s almost a ridiculous question: who ever heard of a government policy having unintended effects that are opposite of intended outcome? It’s like suggesting that there was gambling at Rick’s Cafe.
    Joseph Coletti, January 16, 2020
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    Government bullying and workplace diversity

    Charles Sauer writes for the Washington Examiner about the negative impact of government intervention in workplace diversity issues. Many times when we see that things in the workplace are unequal it is because of systemic factors in society and underlying career funnels. For instance, a few years ago…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposed rule change that would give N.C. dental hygienists more freedom to treat patients in rural areas and nursing homes. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal analyzes the extension of politics into American foreign policy.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Complications in CON Lawsuit

    Dr. Gajendra Singh, a Winston-Salem surgeon, is suing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) over its Certificate of Need (CON) law related to MRI machines. CON laws require hospitals and other health care facilities to apply for permission slips from the state to expand their services.
    Brenee Goforth, January 15, 2020