Regulation (page 288)

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    Former politician on failed government regulation: Oops

    Becky Quick shares in the latest Fortune magazine former Republican congressman Mike Oxley’s assessment of the long-term impact of the much-derided Sarbanes-Oxley legislation he co-authored with a Democratic senator a decade ago. His surprising regret? “I would have initially had more of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online the latest developments in a lawsuit pitting a diet blogger against North Carolina state regulators. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains that Americans can learn valuable lessons from Europe’s economic woes.
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2012
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    No counties, you can’t force developers to pay for new schools

    Sorry counties, but you can’t adopt an “adequate public facilities ordinance” as a means of requiring residential developers to pay for new schools. The N.C. Supreme Court, in a split decision, said on Friday that counties can‘t use their zoning powers to adopt such a requirement. The court also said…
    Barry Smith, August 24, 2012
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    Will offers more evidence that the government needs a diet

    George Will‘s latest column exposes one more detrimental aspect of the federal stimulus plan: money geared toward fighting obesity. Because nothing is as immortal as a temporary government program, the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW), a creature of the stimulus, was folded into…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2012
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    Hearing set on UNC research waste spraying

    Preserve Rural Orange, which has been a major player in seeking to protect the environment and rural way of life in Orange County, is teaming up with the environmentalist group Haw River Assembly in beating the drum for public turnout at a public hearing tonight to speak out against UNC’s…
    Dan E. Way, August 22, 2012
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    CO2 Emissions Drop to 20 Year Low

    Did you hear about the drop in CO2 emissions this year?  I didn’t think so.  It seems to have been kept pretty quiet.  But here it is.  According to an Energy Department report, in the first 4 months of 2012, U.S. CO2 emissions dropped to roughly 1992 levels. …
    Julie Tisdale, August 17, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    The John Locke Foundation had a chance during Wednesday’s edition of News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight” to pan proposed minimum wage increases.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2012
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    Don’t feed the children!

    Just when I thought things couldn’t possibly get any more ridiculous, this story was brought to my attention.  A woman in Philadelphia may find herself facing a $600 a day fine.  And her crime?  Handing out meals to children in a poor neighborhood.  I know.  Scandalous.  I saw the…
    Julie Tisdale, August 14, 2012