Regulation (page 324)

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    House Committee on Commerce and Job Development Proceedings

      HB 713, Public Contracts/Multiple Awards, is supposed to save the state money in the long run. However a representative from the Department of Administration said the bill would have a fiscal cost and it was requested that the bill not require the department to have multiple awards in every…
    Erin McBrayer, June 1, 2011
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    Proposed Bill Would Reform NC’s Tort System

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee discussed a new proposal, HB 732, that would drastically reform NC’s tort system. If the bill becomes law, the contributory negligence doctrine would change to the comparative fault doctrine. Basically, this new regulation places a percentage system on the defendant’s responsibility for damages. This…
    Jonathan W. Martin, June 1, 2011
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    Big corporations love regulation

    Regular readers in this forum know that big corporations tend to be among the most vocal proponents of new regulation. The big guys can afford the additional mandated costs of the regulation, while the small fries hoping to knock the big guys from their…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2011
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    Agencies Shouldn’t Exceed Federal Standards

    As I have written about extensively, state agencies shouldn’t be allowed to adopt rules that exceed federal standards. The Charlotte Observer reports on provisions in the Senate budget that would prohibit select agencies, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), from exceeding federal standards. Lost in…
    Daren Bakst, May 31, 2011
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    Uncertainty is the economy killer

    Live Blog Stephen L. Carter has a doubly revealing profile of a small business owner’s struggles with government. The business owner says regulations make the cost of doing business, or selling a business, too uncertain to make plans. I argue a bit. Surely government isn’t all bad.
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
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    Killer design

    Interior designers, hair braiders, auctioneers, and barbers, each must be licensed in different states. The Economist calls it Rules for Fools. Often there is a claim to protect public health, safety, and welfare. The Wall Street Journal reported that an interior designer in Florida claimed that if the…
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
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    Killer yogurt

    Live Blog Californians are now safe from killer yogurt. The only cost was for regulations in that state to kill one small business making artisanal yogurt from pasteurized milk.
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
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    Andy Puzder on state policies that impact private job creation

    From The Daily Caller: “You may not have heard of Andy Puzder, but chances are you’ve eaten his food. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of more than 3,000 Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants across America and 20 other countries. Among other things, Andy Pudzer is…
    Terry Stoops, May 26, 2011