Regulation (page 3)

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    An unintended consequence of Raleigh’s Airbnb crackdown

    Unlike this year, next year would-be Raleigh hosts might not be able to help as much with emergency lodging via Airbnb’s Open Homes program.
    Jon Sanders, September 4, 2019
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    Is price gouging Hurricane Dorian victims’ ‘best friend’?

    Editors at Issues & Insight say yes. They understand the problems inherently linked to price-gouging laws. When natural disasters threaten, governments are quick to roll out anti-price gouging laws. Josh Stein, the Democratic attorney general in North Carolina, which might take a hit from Hurricane Dorian, has already…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Durham considers fee on plastic and paper bags at retail outlets

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on a proposed bag ban in Durham. According to Conrad: In Durham, that city’s Environmental Advisory Board recently endorsed the idea of charging 10 cents for every plastic and paper bag customers carry out of stores. The proposal came from Don’t Waste Durham,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports that Durham is considering a fee on plastic and paper bags at retail outlets. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs to focus on rural road safety.
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. nurse practitioners pushing back against state restrictions of their work. Jenna Robinson’s Daily Journal focuses on lessons other universities can learn from Purdue’s tuition freeze.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2019
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    CJ Reports: UNC Hospitals expects to regain accreditation even though agency cited 44 issues

    Wednesday, Julie Havlak reported in Carolina Journal on the developing story on UNC accreditation denial and probation. According to Havlak: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations made its report on UNC Hospitals public Wednesday, Aug. 28, citing a laundry list of 44 performance issues that cost UNC its clean…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019
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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