Regulation (page 3)

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    Why does North Carolina have these alcohol restrictions?

    There are plenty of small restrictions in North Carolina on buying and selling legal alcoholic products that are worth asking questions about. Here are several.
    Jon Sanders, January 29, 2020
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    House Democrats want to override right-to-work protections

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner reports on a U.S. House proposal that would upend labor laws in North Carolina and a majority of the American states. The Democrat-led House is set next week to vote on legislation to override the 27 states that have given workers a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    Does Protecting the Middle Class Hurt Young People?

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti wrote a research brief on a recent Ed Glaeser interview that sheds light on how America’s programs to mitigate risk for the middle class have impaired opportunities for young people. Coletti writes: Over the past century, our rich country has taken steps to protect…
    Brenee Goforth, January 28, 2020
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    Rolling back regulatory overreach involving soggy land

    Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine considers the recent change to federal regulation of “waters.” This week, the administration “finalized a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands, and groundwater,” the Times notes. The rollback of the “Waters of the United States” allows disreputable landowners to “dump…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the latest court order in the long-running Leandro school funding court case. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges reforms that would boost access to affordable housing.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    Two market-based health care reforms that focus on consumers

    James Capretta writes at RealClearPolicy.com about two market-based health care reforms worth prioritizing. Advocates of market incentives in health care should focus their energy on two reforms that would make a real difference by making it easier for consumers to identify and obtain high-value, low-cost care. These reforms…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020
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    Will Trump Address Clean Water Act Overreach?

    Senior Fellow at the John Locke Foundation and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, is hoping President Trump lays out the next steps for his federal rule change to the Clean Water Act (CWA) at Sunday’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.
    Brenee Goforth, January 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that the General Assembly’s failure to finalize a new state budget has some UNC System leaders feeling “grim.” Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal highlights efforts to free farmers from Obama-era restrictions linked to the Clean Water Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2020