Regulation (page 7)

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    A simple fix to make sunset with periodic review stronger

    Over 60 percent of rules are being automatically re-upped through a loophole in the periodic review process. HB 590 would close it and have all rules considered necessary go back through the rules adoption process.
    Jon Sanders, June 28, 2019
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    Green groups don’t like Trump’s deregulation agenda

    Robert Bradley writes for National Review Online about the environmental lobby’s response to recent Trump administration actions. The Interior Department just revised a series of Obama-era regulations governing offshore oil and gas drilling — and environmentalists are hopping mad. Recently, green groups including the Sierra Club and EarthJustice…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two former Democratic state senators have added their names to the list of those who want to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson analyzes the race’s latest developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze assesses…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    CJ Reports: House bill scraps proposed wind turbine moratorium

    Senate Bill 377, also known as the “Military Base Protection Act,” recently received approval from the House Energy and Public Utilities Committee, according to a story in Carolina Journal by Don Carrington. While the bill made it through committee, it did not elude alterations. The bill was amended to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ last-ditch efforts to reform certificate-of-need rules this year. The Daily Journal highlights the importance of a recent vote to scrap North Carolina’s Map Act.
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2019
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    Some takeaways on hemp in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Farm Bill would respond to the federal government's requirement for a plan to monitor and regulate hemp production in the state. Here are some things to know about the issue.
    Jon Sanders, June 26, 2019
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    Trump’s new transparency executive order

    Yesterday the President signed an executive order to direct his cabinet agencies to create rules which would increase price transparency in the healthcare sector. The final rules will require hospitals and insurers to disclose their negotiated rates to the public.  Didn’t the Trump Administration already require…
    Jordan Roberts, June 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. legislative leaders’ decision to delay release of their final budget deal. John Trump’s Daily Journal touts potential benefits from North Carolina relaxing restrictions on craft distilleries.  …
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2019