regulatory reform

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    There are plenty of big bites at regulatory reform left

    If there's anything the last decade has proven about regulatory reform, it's that it is a marathon, and not a sprint. That said, there are still several big areas of reform still waiting.
    Jon Sanders, May 28, 2019
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    Could North Carolina see more red-tape reduction soon?

    House Bill 374 would continue the annual regulatory reform agenda adopting by Republicans ever since gaining control of the General Assembly in 2011.
    Jon Sanders, June 15, 2018
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    Trump Admin: Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Have To Jump Through Hoops To Launch a Vehicle Into Space

    The Trump administration continues to jettison smothering federal regulations. The latest focus is space. Among the Trump administration’s first efforts will be an overhaul of the bureaucratic processes to license a launch, which is handled by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Under the proposal, which…
    Donna Martinez, February 27, 2018
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    Regulatory reciprocity in Canada. Why not Carolina?

    Earlier today Jon Guze posted on a unique regulatory approach in Canada: a “One-for-One Rule” that requires the elimination of one old regulation for every new regulation that is introduced In my Spotlight report lauding sunset laws to combat overregulation in North Carolina, I also discussed possible “sunrise” laws to consider. Among…
    Jon Sanders, June 10, 2015
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    Regulatory reform: Time for the legislature to take the reins

    My latest newsletter makes the case for reversing the state’s rule-making bias, which right now heavily favors expanding regulations, including major regulations. A snippet: All those hurdles, which include the deliberative process of the legislative branch, make it extraordinarily difficult to block a proposed rule. The JLF study…
    Jon Sanders, January 17, 2013
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    Agencies Shouldn’t Exceed Federal Standards

    As I have written about extensively, state agencies shouldn’t be allowed to adopt rules that exceed federal standards. The Charlotte Observer reports on provisions in the Senate budget that would prohibit select agencies, including the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), from exceeding federal standards. Lost in…
    Daren Bakst, May 31, 2011