Regulation (page 4)

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    Revaluing home ownership

    Has government policy, in promoting home ownership, actually made it more difficult to own a home? It’s almost a ridiculous question: who ever heard of a government policy having unintended effects that are opposite of intended outcome? It’s like suggesting that there was gambling at Rick’s Cafe.
    Joseph Coletti, January 16, 2020
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    Government bullying and workplace diversity

    Charles Sauer writes for the Washington Examiner about the negative impact of government intervention in workplace diversity issues. Many times when we see that things in the workplace are unequal it is because of systemic factors in society and underlying career funnels. For instance, a few years ago…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on a proposed rule change that would give N.C. dental hygienists more freedom to treat patients in rural areas and nursing homes. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal analyzes the extension of politics into American foreign policy.
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    Complications in CON Lawsuit

    Dr. Gajendra Singh, a Winston-Salem surgeon, is suing the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) over its Certificate of Need (CON) law related to MRI machines. CON laws require hospitals and other health care facilities to apply for permission slips from the state to expand their services.
    Brenee Goforth, January 15, 2020
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    Scrapping the pro-union ‘joint employer’ rule

    Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner highlights a Trump administration change that will disappoint labor union leaders. The White House has formally rolled back one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious attempts to rewrite federal labor law to benefit unions, the so-called joint employer rule. The Trump administration…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    Clearing out an Obama-era EPA backlog

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one element of a changing administration at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency has reduced a backlog of proposed air quality regulations after California withdrew dozens of outdated plans under pressure. The Obama-era EPA routinely failed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s hard to have a good debate about public education in North Carolina when people rely on false information about teacher pay and the impact of school choice on public school enrollment. Terry Stoops addresses some public education myths during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020