Eric Boehm - Watchdog.org

Eric is the national regulatory reporter for Watchdog.org. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Reason Magazine, National Review Online, The Freeman Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner and Fox News. He was once featured in a BuzzFeed list-icle. Follow him on Twitter @EricBoehm87.

Hospitals will support full practice authority for Pennsylvania nurse practitioners

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Pennsylvania’s largest hospital lobby on Monday agreed to back a plan to allow nurse practitioners to serve patients without signing costly collaborative agreements with physicians.

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Nanny State of the Week: Seattle still determined to dig through residents’ trash

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Washington  /  No Comments

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A King County judge ruled last week that the city of Seattle cannot simply dig through residents’ trash without first getting a warrant to do so.

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Nurse practitioners want freedom to practice without expensive physician oversight

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Nurse practitioners in Pennsylvania are pushing for changes to state regulations that they say will lower costs and increase patients’ health.

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Watchdog Podcast: ‘I don’t think you could design a worse public policy if you tried’

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, Podcast, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Clark Neily thought he had seen government at its worst.

Then he started working on civil forfeiture cases.

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Nanny State of the Week: A state license for breast-feeding advice?

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Economy, Issues, Jobs + Growth, Minnesota, Nanny State of the Week, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While some states take a hard look at the cost of occupational license laws, Minnesota might mandate more government-issued permission slips.

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Watchdog Podcast: Delegate rules highlight Pennsylvania primary battle

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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After a big win in New York, presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton turn their attention to Pennsylvania and other northeastern states that hold their primary elections on Tuesday.

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