Regulation (page 345)

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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
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    The Rare Hamburger Controversy

    There’s been national attention focused on North Carolina regarding our law that prohibits restaurants from serving rare and medium-rare hamburgers. The story seems to be getting attention, in part, because it was featured on AOL’s Weird News.  After all, I didn’t know such a rule existed in this state…
    Daren Bakst, May 20, 2011
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    New at CJTV: Federal bill could limit small N.C. wineries’ ability to ship out of state

    Anthony Greco’s latest CarolinaJournal.tv report focuses on federal legislation that could limit small wineries’ ability to ship their product to out-of-state customers.
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State senators are working through their budget plans, now that the House has finalized its $19.3 billion proposal. Joseph Coletti compares the House plan to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s ideas — and offers his own recommendations — during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of budgets, Michael…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2011