Regulation (page 9)

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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
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    We have no national school board, and that’s a good thing

    Yuval Levin reminds National Review Online readers that the U.S. Department of Education does not function as a national school board. Last week, Joe Biden joined the bandwagon of Democrats (started by Elizabeth Warren this year) promising to name a public-school teacher to be Secretary of Education if…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on an omnibus alcohol regulation bill heading to the N.C. House floor. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal explains how the General Assembly’s school construction plan would be “faster, cheaper, better” than a statewide school bond.
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2019
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    Is It Time to Ban Bicycles?

    A modest proposal from Tyler Cowen in a recent blog post: Would urban bicycling pass an FDA test of “safe and effective”?  Furthermore, as a driver and pedestrian I observe cyclists breaking the law — most of all running red lights — at an alarming rate.  And surely…
    Jon Guze, July 6, 2019