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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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California could shed light on groups that determine how much your drugs cost

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  California, Health Care, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Right now they are unchecked and any small step is a step in the right direction,” he said.

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Mississippi could challenge decision that prevents state internet sales taxes

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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A proposed Mississippi Department of Revenue rule that would create an internet sales tax could spark a court challenge to a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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New rules intended to keep insurers on Obamacare exchanges while waiting for what’s next

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Even if Republicans took no steps to repeal the ACA it may become dysfunctional if steps aren’t taken to make sure that insurers aren’t going to lose money,” he said.

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Florida certificate of need law stalls growing community’s quest for a hospital

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Florida, Health Care, Legislature, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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In 2003, the city of North Port looked at its rapidly growing population and made a decision: Sometime soon, it was going to need a hospital.   Unfortunately for North Port, Florida is a certificate of need state, which means that a state regulatory board determines what services, technologies and facilities are allowed to enter the […]

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Reform bills live, but funding formula revamp dies in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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While some key reform bills are still alive in the Mississippi Legislature, a revamp of the K-12 education funding formula will likely have to wait until next year.

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