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Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Martin Varsavsky

Aspen, Colorado, caters to the ultra-rich, and new rules passed by the City Council will put small and local businesses at risk.

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Nanny State of the Week: The revolution will not be livestreamed from Congress

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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It’s against congressional rules to take photos or videos on the floor of the House of Representatives, but in response to a stunt by House Democrats, Republicans have moved to impose punishments that may violate the Constitution.

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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 120 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

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Part 110 of 120 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: Pursuing porn in the Palmetto State

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Nanny State of the Week, New York, News, Regulations, South Carolina, State Government  /  No Comments

Part 109 of 120 in the series Nanny State of the Week Some lawmakers in the Palmetto State apparently wants it to become the Palmetto Parent. South Carolina state Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns have filed a bill that would require computer manufacturers or retailers to install and operate software that “renders obscenity inaccessible” […]

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Nanny State of the Week: A mandate for all seasons

By   /  December 26, 2016  /  Delaware, Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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When Carole King wrote “winter, spring summer or fall, all you’ve got to do is call,” this can’t be what she had in mind. But the plethora of examples of the overweening regulatory state makes clear that no matter the season, bureaucrats and neighborhood nannies who want to run your life are always on the […]

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