Regulation

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Telemedicine can offer great benefits to North Carolina, but the state should avoid passing a telemedicine “parity” law that would dictate payments to health care providers. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson recaps the latest action from a one-day…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights today’s move of the “NC SPIN” political TV program to UNC-TV. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why an increase in the government-mandated minimum wage would hurt the poor.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2018
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    A ‘rules throttle’—what it would be and why

    My research update discusses the rules throttle, a regulatory reform proposed in the conference report on House Bill 162.
    Jon Sanders, January 18, 2018
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    The ranks of the uninsured grow

    Kimberly Leonard reports for the Washington Examiner on the latest numbers of Americans lacking health insurance. The number of people in the U.S. without health insurance increased in 2017 for the first time since Obamacare took effect, a possible sign that Obamacare’s rising premiums are putting insurance out…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2018
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    Big Labor defends mandatory union membership

    Bill McMorris writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a legal filing he describes as “labor’s last stand.” One of the nation’s largest public sector unions defended mandatory unionism in a brief filed to the Supreme Court Friday. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    An addition to the federal government that might make sense

    Veronique de Rugy explains at National Review Online why she supports one addition to the federal government bureaucracy. Under the leadership of Chairman Pai, the FCC just released a proposed Order to create an Office of Economics and Analytics. The office would provide an important and systematic feedback…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a bill designed to “throttle” North Carolina’s costliest regulations. The Daily Journal questions whether the U.S. Supreme Court will accept lower courts’ plans to have outside experts — called “special masters” — draw North Carolina’s new legislative and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    Oklahoma is serious about reforming its occupational licensing structure

    The longtime ice jam of state occupational licensing continues to thaw and break. Oklahoma leaders are deep in discussions over reforms there.
    Jon Sanders, January 15, 2018