Tag:nc regulatory reform

  • North Carolina needs an alternative to occupational licensing

    For half a century, making any reform to a state’s occupational licensing system has been nigh on impossible. How hard? In 2015, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics could find “only eight instances of the de-licensing of occupations over the past 40 years.” In recent months, however, the ice…

  • Trump sounds the right tone on regulation

    In this age of cronyism and meet-the-new-boss-same-as-the-old-boss partisan turnstile D.C. politics, maybe it really does take an “outsider” executive to give up power voluntarily. To D.C. insiders and their likeminded media, the idea is unthinkable. They lack even the vocabulary to denounce it properly. Two days after Donald Trump won…

  • House, Senate Must Reconcile Reg Reform Bills

    The state Senate on Tuesday refused to go along with the House version of the 2016 regulatory reduction act. The action sets the stage for regulatory reformers from both bodies to negotiate a final agreement before the General Assembly‚Äôs short session adjourns. Legislative leaders have said they want to…