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Kevin Glass is Director of Policy and Outreach at the Franklin Center. He has covered politics and policy in Washington, D.C. for eight years. A graduate of Colgate University, Kevin has served as Assistant Managing Editor at the Washington Examiner and Managing Editor at Townhall. He has been published by National Review, The American Spectator, and The Atlantic, among others. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Legislature, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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The legislature is considering requiring wines to use 100 percent home-grown grapes to use a “made in Texas” label.

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Nanny State of the Week: Regulate all the teenagers

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week  /  No Comments

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Many counties and local jurisdictions in Massachusetts have passed local ordinances that have raised the legal age for cigarette sales to 21.

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Nanny State of the Week: Anchorage’s no-drone zone

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Alaska, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Overzealous politicians and regulators are putting a crimp in the growing market for drones.

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Nanny State of the Week: Pesticide regulation full of bugs

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Overeager California nannies pushed pesticide regs into place to avoid public outcry that might have defeated them.

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Nanny State of the Week: The Burbank homes are too darn big

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Burbank is a beautiful place to live, so it’s unsurprising that so many have made their homes there. But apparently, there comes a point at which “big” becomes “too big.”

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Nanny State of the Week: No more taco trucks on Santa Ana corners?

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 115 of 120 in the series Nanny State of the Week If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And then try a fourth time. That’s the ethos for the Santa Ana, Calif., City Council, which is now going for a fourth attempt to regulate out of existence the horrible scourge of food […]

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