Regulation (page 5)

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    General Assembly relaxes restrictions on craft distilleries

    This bill would free up craft distilleries from burdensome rules that many of their peers in other states don't have to deal with. This could be particularly helpful for North Carolina's distilleries because distilleries are so dependent upon sales to local consumers.
    Jon Sanders, July 16, 2019
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    LISTEN: JLF’s Becki Gray makes case for certificate-of-need repeal, reform

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, explained to the N.C. Senate Rules Committee today why it’s a good idea to move forward with reform and eventual repeal of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law. Click here to listen to Gray’s comments.
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the first day of testimony in North Carolina’s latest partisan gerrymandering trial. Lindsay Marchello reports on legislation that would block people from holding mobile phones while driving. The Daily Journal highlights a new report that urges policymakers to focus…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appear at this date to be the most likely candidates to square off in North Carolina’s 2020 gubernatorial election. Rick Henderson analyzes recent polling results involving Cooper and Forest for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Telemedicine and rural America

    An NPR story from earlier this week highlights the benefits of telemedicine, or telehealth, for those in rural areas of the country: Telehealth turned Jill Hill’s life around. The 63-year-old lives on the edge of rural Grass Valley, an old mining…
    Jordan Roberts, July 11, 2019
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    Bill strengthening periodic review passes unanimously, goes to governor

    This bill contains the John Locke Foundation's top recommendation in our Policy Position on Red Tape and Regulatory Reform.
    Jon Sanders, July 11, 2019
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    Licensing reform in the Keystone State

    James Sutton writes for National Review Online about Pennsylvania’s approach to occupational licensing reform. Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has taken steps toward making it easier for low-skilled workers to enter the job market, releasing a proposal to eliminate state licensing for 13 jobs and streamline the process overall.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
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    Job losses linked to the ‘Fight for 15’

    Tiana Lowe writes for the Washington Examiner about the potential negative impact of a push for a government-mandated $15 minimum wage. In light of a $15 federal minimum wage creeping onto the growing laundry list of nearly every 2020 Democrats’ greatest political fantasies, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019