Regulation (page 10)

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    Ideas for a light, lean, sensible regulatory environment

    Since regulation is fraught with red tape and overregulation, both of which are harmful to job creation and the state's overall economic health, we favor a menu of reforms and good-government policies.
    Jon Sanders, August 28, 2019
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    Minimum wage as sales tax on the middle class

    Matthew Klein of Barron’s explores the government-mandated minimum wage’s impact on the middle class. [N]ew research from Peter Harasztosi of the European Commission and Attila Lindner of University College London published in the August issue of the American Economic Review offers some answers. The authors studied how companies…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A student-centered approach could help fix North Carolina’s broken school funding model. That’s a key recommendation from the John Locke Foundation’s latest report on N.C. school financing reform. Terry Stoops discusses the research for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders highlights economists’ assessments of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Smokable hemp rules likely to be settled in court, Dixon says

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the latest version of North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. Travis writes: A new version of Senate Bill 315, North Carolina Farm Act of 2019, passed the North Carolina House Rules Committee Tuesday, Aug. 20. The latest version of the omnibus bill…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019
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    How would a $15/hr. minimum wage affect NC workers?

    Estimates vary, but nearly half of North Carolina workers earn less than $15/hr. Hiking the minimum wage that high would disemploy an estimated 367,000 North Carolinians.
    Jon Sanders, August 20, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Fighting cronyism could boost N.C. freedom ranking

    This week, senior political analyst Mitch Kokai published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal. His piece focused on North Carolina’s ranking in the Cato Institute’s cronyism index. According to Kokai: The cronyism index “takes into account blatantly anti-competitive regulations,” according to the freedom rankings report. They include minimum markup laws…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
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    JLF In The News: JLF Researcher Jordan Roberts And CJ Reporter Julie Havlak Quoted In Forbes

    This week, the John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts and Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak were quoted in a recent opinion piece in Forbes, written by Patrick Gleason . While the piece discusses claims made in a congressional political race in North Carolina, Gleason also looked at the N.C. General Assembly’s passage…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019