Regulation (page 288)

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    Forbes columnist probes links between IRS scandal and ObamaCare

    Hoover Institution senior fellow Scott Atlas shares with Forbes readers his concerns about the relationship between the current IRS scandal and the implementation of the federal health care reform law. Even if we discount the law’s tremendous administrative hurdles, the potential abuse of power…
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2013
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    Reining in the EPA

    Those who question the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s dubious record should be glad to read a Bloomberg Businessweek article about Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s efforts to hold EPA more accountable. Yet there’s one query the EPA’s…
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the political factors that have helped preserve North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal focuses on a bill designed to ensure regular reviews of North Carolina government rules.
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2013
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    Periodic review and sunset laws

    My latest newsletter discusses House Bill 74‘s proposed three-step process for periodic review of existing state regulations, potential limits to its effectiveness, and “sunrise” complements to sunset laws.
    Jon Sanders, May 24, 2013
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    Stossel wants government to ‘sublet my people go’

    John Stossel‘s latest column documents another case of government standing in the way of free markets for no good reason. My kids moved out! I have two empty rooms in my apartment. Maybe I can rent them? A tourist visiting New York City could…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2013
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    Overregulation: It doesn’t smell like bacon

    A shame out of California: the Bacon Bacon restaurant is being shut down by state regulators over its aroma, and it can’t even operate a food truck because it doesn’t have a permit for a kitchen.
    Jon Sanders, May 17, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a state House vote approving a scaled-back bill to study North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. John Hood’s Daily Journal calls for a series of “Teachable Tuesdays” to discuss free speech in a constitutional republic.
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2013
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    Reason writer compares California, Texas, and Bangladesh

    Steven Greenhut helps Reason readers put the debates about the California and Texas economies in proper perspective. In California, Democrats control every state constitutional office and have an iron grip on the Legislature, where they always propose new regulations and seek new ways to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2013