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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: Public housing should go to the dogs

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 111 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Animal welfare organizations are raising the alarm at proposed rules announced by the District of Columbia Housing Authority that would govern pet ownership in public housing. For more than ten years DCHA has prohibited pet ownership wholesale in public housing projects. Critics have long argued that this […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Too much summer fun on New Jersey lakes

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Courtesy of Flickr user John.

Part 110 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Restrictive rules being proposed for five lakes in New Jersey, including the largest body of freshwater in the state, could have a huge impact on tourism and summer fun. Some of the proposals come at the request of lakefront residents who claim their properties […]

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Nanny State of the Week: D.C. nannycrats ‘sting’ Airbnb

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 108 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week In many major metropolitan areas across the country, housing prices have skyrocketed and put the squeeze on low- and middle-income American families. A myriad of inefficient zoning policies have led to a lot of these problems, but bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are pointing […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Butts out in public housing

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

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This time, it’s with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposal to ban smoking in all public housing. This applies not just to common areas but to the interiors of the living units — and to all spaces within 25 feet of the buildings, too.

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Nanny State of the Week: Chicago tries again with plastic bag tax

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Illinois, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

Part 105 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Some of the biggest cities in the United States have taken it upon themselves to wage a war on plastic bags under the guise of environmentalism. But, as many have continued to discover, plastic bags are not the scourge they imagine, and their […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Food truck destruction by the health nannies

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The threat of too many food options could overrun hungry lunchtime diners in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Unless the nanny-state bureaucrats have something to say about it.

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