Regulation

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    LISTEN HERE, “HeadLocke No. 52: Raleigh short-term rental rules raise property-rights issues”

    The latest HeadLocke podcast is out and it’s one you don’t want to miss. After years of debate, Raleigh has finalized rules overseeing short-term rentals, including those tied to AirBNB. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, says those rules strike a blow against private property rights. Guze…
    Anna Manning, May 24, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The lineup is set for September’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Rick Henderson analyzes Dan Bishop’s win in the Republican primary. He also looks ahead to Bishop’s contest with Dan McCready for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders discusses interest within…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Trump to jettison another relic of Obama’s EPA?

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller details a possible change for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration will overhaul how it analyzes the costs and benefits of environmental regulations, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memo. “With these improvements, the EPA is taking another step…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    McConnell, tobacco, and federal omnipotence

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online is no fan of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan to raise the minimum age for purchase of tobacco products. Let’s leave aside for a moment that 18-year-olds are not “children” — not “literally,” or otherwise — and focus instead on the fact…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a proposed casino in Kings Mountain is pitting two Indian tribes against each other. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges us to make politics less important.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2019
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    An introduction to dental therapy

    Have you ever heard of dental therapy? No, it has nothing to do with a psychologist or psychiatrist examining your teeth. Dental therapists are highly trained mid-level dental practitioners who focus on preventive and restorative care working under the supervision of a dentist. Think of…
    Jordan Roberts, May 21, 2019
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    Bill expanding craft brewers’ freedom heads to the governor

    Here is an example of modernizing alcohol regulations not on the broad scale, but by making practical fixes in individual areas of law.
    Jon Sanders, May 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill heading to the governor that would loosen North Carolina’s restrictions on craft brewers. The Daily Journal focuses on two opinion columns that could influence the Republican primary in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019