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Nanny State of the Week: Government fingerprints on your beer bottle

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Alabama, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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In the recent history of our great nation, it has been an American privilege to stop by the local brewer and pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer without any government hassle.

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Nanny State of the Week: Protecting pub crawlers from themselves

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

By Ines Hegedus-Garcia on Flickr

Part 93 of 94 in the series Nanny State of the Week In the name of safety and public protection, Washington, D.C. is clamping down on that ever-present urban menace that corrupts the youth and endangers lives. Yes. The District of Columbia is going after pub crawls. In the wake of a string of some particularly […]

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Nanny State of the Week: You can’t be trusted to rent to your family

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, Oregon, Taxes  /  No Comments

Cannon Beach, Oregon. Credit to Mark Hogan on Flickr

Part 92 of 94 in the series Nanny State of the Week Residents of Cannon Beach, Oregon, who rent out their homes to friends and family members who visit on vacation in the summer might want to prepare to pay more for the privilege. Property owners in the small resort town are learning that no amount of regulation […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Your pool isn’t cool

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations  /  No Comments

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If that weren’t enough, the city then decided it had been too soft: City Hall issued a statement through Guss that, even if these kinds of pools were technically legal if permitted correctly, they would refuse to issue permits should anyone attempt something similar — and that the Cedar Street block party would not receive any permits, pools or otherwise, to operate in the future.

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Nanny State Of The Week: It’s nanny-on-nanny in Portland pot dispute

By   /  August 1, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Oregon, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The Cannabis Café is a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam. It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Part 90 of 94 in the series Nanny State of the Week A major push for marijuana legalization across the country has led to a strange conflict between the traditionally left-wing legalization movement and another movement on the left: second-hand smoke crusaders. In a clash that legitimizes the geographic stereotype, Portland, Oregon, clean-air advocates have […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Common sense goes to the dogs in Phoenix

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Arizona, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Bo, an Australian Shepherd dog belonging to Kim Leeds, walks on cement in Phoenix wearing special booties made for dogs on Sunday, June 19, 2016. According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in Phoenix has already surpassed the previous record for June 19 set in 1968 of 115 degrees. (Kim Leeds via AP)

Part 89 of 94 in the series Nanny State of the Week Phoenix wants you to be smarter about walking your dog in extreme heat. Kind of. Sort of. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board voted late last month to ban hikers from taking their dogs on city trails in temperatures over 100 […]

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