Regulation (page 290)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly have complained that the state’s latest budget dropped North Carolina to 49th in the nation in education funding. Terry Stoops probes the accuracy of that claim in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson will discuss the $56 million taxpayers…
    Mitch Kokai, March 9, 2012
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    New at CJO: Appeals Court strikes down state video sweepstakes ban

    Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online about this week’s N.C. Court of Appeals ruling striking down the state’s ban against video sweepstakes games.
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2012
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    Split N.C. Appeals Court throws out restrictions on video sweepstakes games

    In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against the state in its legal fight with video sweepstakes game owners. Judge Ann Marie Calabria’s opinion in one of the cases concludes: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-306.4 regulates constitutionally protected speech. Specifically,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012
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    ‘Meaning well is no substitute for doing well’

    Daniel J. Flynn pens that line near the end of his latest column posted at Human Events. Flynn highlights several examples of the unintended consequences associated with government efforts to “do something” about a perceived problem. The average price of a gallon of gasoline…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012
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    Fund explores the attorney general’s notion of ‘infinite affirmative action’

    John Fund examines for National Review Online readers this morning recent statements from Attorney General Eric Holder: Attorney General Eric Holder has just made it clear he’s never bumped into a racial preference he didn’t like, and that he sees no time limit on…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012
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    Sucking new players into the lottery pool

    Duke professors Charles Clotfelter and Philip Cook offer this letter to News & Observer readers this morning: The statement from the executive director of the state lottery quoted in the Feb. 29 N&O – “What we’d like to do here is get a lot of people…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012
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    TIME’s Klein buries a nugget of wisdom in his latest column

    While Joe Klein plants the usual attacks against “wingers” and “extremists” within his latest TIME column, the final paragraph includes an astute observation about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: He still has a strong economic message to deliver, an argument for reforming government intervention…
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2012
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    National Review on Romney and the minimum wage

    Those who agree with the notion that a government-mandated minimum wage is a “cruel hoax” might appreciate this blurb from the latest National Review: Hot on the heels of his observation about the poor, [Mitt] Romney reiterated that he favors indexing the minimum wage to inflation.
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2012