Frazier: Too many Md. regulations harm Shore residents

September 3, 2017

Carol Frazier in Delmarva Now on August 26, 2017

Driving past Wal-Mart on Route 50 between Berlin and West Ocean City a few weeks ago, I just about did a double take. I actually saw a human being walking on what I like to call the “pathway from nowhere to nowhere” in front of the shopping center…

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If L.A. Wants to Be a True Sanctuary City, It Should Legalize Street Tacos

September 2, 2017

Jason McGahan in L.A. Weekly on August 30, 2017

Not long after sunrise on a weekday morning in August, stocky men in baseball caps and paint-spattered jeans gathered in front of food stands lining the entrance to a shopping plaza near Sixth and Union in Westlake. A cumbia played at low volume. Over the din of customers and passing cars, the women vendors intoned the items from the morning’s menu: torta de huevo con espinaca, gallina chipotle, caldo de res. The young women who assist the vendors exchanged pleasantries with customers and ladled beans and rice out of steaming Coleman coolers onto Styrofoam plates…

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The Insidious Cost Of Regulation

August 31, 2017

William Dunkelberg in Forbes on April 4, 2017

The first thing to realize about regulation is that it is a tax. In simple terms, if the government wants a certain outcome, it can tax you and use the money to try and accomplish that outcome, or it can require that you expend resources to produce the desired outcome…

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Patent reform is critical to protecting American inventors

August 30, 2017

Alden Abbott in The Hill on August 28, 2017

Throughout American history, patents have been key to making the United States the world’s leader in innovation. They have spurred the development of the telegraph, the telephone, electrical systems, automobiles, aviation, computers, smartphones, and numerous life-saving drugs.

But recent changes in U.S. patent law threaten to dethrone the United States as the world’s technology leader — and slow American economic growth…

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The Long Road to Regulatory Reform

August 29, 2017

Patrick McLaughlin and Michael Wilt in U.S. News on August 28, 2017

The governors of Nebraska, Missouri and Wisconsin recently announced new regulatory reform initiatives, adding three more states to a growing list of governments prioritizing red tape reduction. While these are necessary actions, there is still much more to be done at every level of government…

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Closed due to regulation: Seth Rabinowitz

August 27, 2017

In CNN Money on September 22, 2011

We shut our business down directly as a result of overregulation from the city, county, state and federal government…

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A Wyoming Rancher’s Case Shows Why So Many Businesses Are Worried About EPA’s Water Rule

August 26, 2017

Sean Hackbarth in U.S. Chamber of Commerce on September 1, 2015

Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson wanted to build a pond on his property for his cattle. He got the necessary state permits and did it. Cattle now drink from the pond, and birds and fish call it home…

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Trump Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point

August 23, 2017

Fred Lucas in The Daily Signal on August 18, 2017

Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down…

 

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Finally, US appears ready to battle China’s rampant IP theft

August 22, 2017

Jamil N. Jaffer in The Hill on August 22, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to investigate, among other things, whether China’s laws, policies or practices were harming American intellectual property, innovation and technology. Undoubtedly, Ambassador Lighthizer will come back to the president with a straightforward (and unequivocal) answer: Yes; China is (and has been) robbing us blind…

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Overbrook bakery closes, blames city soda tax

August 20, 2017

Michael Klein in Philly.com on August 9, 2017

CC Orlando & Sons, which baked countless wedding and holy communion cakes and pastries since its founding on an Overbrook corner in 1948, closed after business Sunday.

The Orlando family cited not only the challenges of the baking business in these days of ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts shops and 24-hour supermarkets but the city’s 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages and a recent rise in property assessments…

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