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    What Is “Guidance? Nothing More Than A Rule In Disguise

    You may remember from School House Rock that the way an idea becomes a law is it is introduced to the legislature as a bill and passed through the legislative process. Unfortunately, that process has become muddled throughout the years, as Jon Sanders explains in his latest research brief.
    Brenee Goforth, June 11, 2020
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    NC would benefit from easing restrictions on Nurse Practitioners

    Primary care physicians have been on the decline in recent years and the projections for the future number of these type of doctors doesn’t look promising. As the number of baby boomers continue to age and live longer, the need for primary…
    Jordan Roberts, September 27, 2018
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    Regulations Block Innovations, Ignore Changing Norms in Funeral Industry

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses burdensome rules that block innovation in the funeral industry. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch the interview here and read the full Carolina Journal story here.
    Donna Martinez, November 14, 2017
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    CJ: Tillis-sponsored Bill Would Ease Some Barriers Slowing Marijuana Research

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports on a federal bill that would roll back regulations for marijuana studies. So what’s the status of marijuana in North Carolina? Marijuana isn’t legal in North Carolina, though CBD oil, a non-psychoactive part of the plant, is allowed to treat specific types of epilepsy…
    Donna Martinez, October 17, 2017
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    The Wrong Entrepreneurship

    Robert Litan and Ian Hathaway began three years ago to examine why fewer new businesses are being created. Their first attempt to explain things in 2014 found that slowing population growth and business consolidation were the two main factors. They acknowledged policy differences could have independent roles and could also contribute to population…
    Joseph Coletti, June 13, 2017
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    Bullies, Thugs, and Federal Government

    In an alarming and inconceivable move this week, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is attempting to remove a CEO from office. The latest move builds on Eliot Spitzer’s persecution of Hank Greenberg at AIG, the administration’s revolving door atop…
    Nicole Fisher, April 26, 2011
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    1000 pages of rules from six pages of law

    Live Blog Inside the 2,700 pages of health care legislation that is ObamaCare, six pages created Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which have been dubbed HMOs on steroids. Those six pages will explode into more than 1,000 pages of rules to clarify what antitrust means and other questions.
    Joseph Coletti, March 30, 2011