Regulation (page 9)

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    Workers go to court as they attempt to flee unions

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details a lawsuit designed to help workers in one western state rid themselves of labor union dues. Oregon workers are asking a federal court to do away with policies that limit their ability to cut financial ties with labor unions. In…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2018
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    Cyber Monday and the Internet sales tax

    Have you been busy taking advantage of the CyberMonday deals available online today through Wayfair, Overstock, or other online retailers not based in North Carolina? The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) tried to make shopping more cumbersome for you and those companies. Instead of waiting for direction…
    Joseph Coletti, November 26, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a dispute involving proposed expansion of a Beaufort County solar energy operation. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the governor and state legislators should plan to keep state spending in check.
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Does President Trump deserve credit for the booming American economy? How about former President Barack Obama? Roy Cordato analyzes the competing claims for credit during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts explains Association Health Plans and their possible role in health care reform. Dr.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2018
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    NC Restaurant and Lodging Association taking advantage of new federal AHP rule

    In a recent newsletter piece, I wrote about the Trump administration’s new rules for Association Health Plans. These plans offer small businesses and self-employed owners new opportunities to group together in order to get health coverage together with other entities that share a…
    Jordan Roberts, November 21, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state’s alcohol regulation commission announcing plans to cut its product list while praising its warehouse operator. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights common false claims in American political debates.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2018
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    Two new studies show how occupational licensing costs consumers and the economy

    But North Carolina is caught in a public-choice trap with its occupational licensing system. Licensing reform is an issue that unites conservatives and liberals, the political Right, Left, and Center, but deep-pocket lobbies have so far been able to suppress attempts to restore people's fundamental civil right to earn a living as recognized in the State Constitution.
    Jon Sanders, November 20, 2018
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    Democratic Socialism in Action

    Yesterday, the New York Times reported that, “For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments. Private landlords almost never do this.” The story starts with a single poignant example of how the Housing Authority has been mistreating…
    Jon Guze, November 19, 2018