Regulation (page 291)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Some left-of-center activist groups have aimed fire recently at the American Legislative Exchange Council, a free market-oriented group that works with legislators from across the country. At the same time, those activists have had nothing to say about the National Conference of State Legislatures, a similar group with a bias…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about State Treasurer Janet Cowell’s demands for more transparency from large corporations that make political contributions. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores the negative impact of targeted tax incentives for business recruitment.
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Buncombe County school board member’s complaint that her colleagues are taking steps to stifle dissent. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal questions government claims about the links between declining mercury emissions in North Carolina and the state’s Clean Smokestacks…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2012
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    Bus Stop Smoking Bans

    For the record, I’m not a smoker.  I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life, and I really find smoking quite distasteful.  But Raleigh city council is getting completely out of control.  They’re now talking about a ban on smoking at bus stops.  That’s right, bus stops, that are…
    Julie Tisdale, July 24, 2012
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    Maybe Chavez and El Bloombito ought to have a conversation

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — satirized as El Bloombito — isn’t the only Spanish-speaking (or not-quite-Spanish-speaking) government nanny who wants to limit his subjects’ consumption of sugary drinks. Writing for Commentary‘s “Contentions” blog, Ben Cohen notes that another Spanish…
    Mitch Kokai, July 24, 2012
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    JLF experts brief N.C. candidates on taxes, regulation, education, transit, and more

    Candidates for the N.C. General Assembly gathered in Raleigh this afternoon to hear John Locke Foundation experts share their ideas about critical public policy issues. Click play on the video clip below to watch the 80-minute briefing with the following highlights: Becki Gray, welcome and overview John Hood, Our Best…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2012
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    Interview on film incentives

    I was interviewed yesterday on Lockwood Phillips’ Viewpoints radio to discuss my Spotlight report on film incentives and my Policy Report on Carolina Cronyism. Those interested can find the interview here. Speaking of film incentives, I learned yesterday that Louisiana, the prime mover and…
    Jon Sanders, July 20, 2012
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    Chesser probes the Duke/Progress merger mess

    Paul Chesser dissects the latest developments in the Duke Energy-Progress Energy merger mess in a column for the National Legal and Policy Center. As the North Carolina Utilities Commission tries to make sense of the farcical events that surround its approval of the merger…
    Mitch Kokai, July 20, 2012