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Nanny State of the Week: School officials bully kids with ban on skinny jeans

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Education, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

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New rules implemented by the New Hanover County School Board ban students from wearing skinny jeans, leggings and other tight-fitting pants.

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Nanny State of the Week: A state license for breast-feeding advice?

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Economy, Issues, Jobs + Growth, Minnesota, Nanny State of the Week, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While some states take a hard look at the cost of occupational license laws, Minnesota might mandate more government-issued permission slips.

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Nanny State of the Week: Happy Tax Day! Now get ready to pay more to file

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Federal Government, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Part 78 of 80 in the series Nanny State of the Week The overlords of the Internal Revenue Service already make it their business to dig through Americans’ financial lives every year. Now Congress is considering limiting who taxpayers can turn to for help. Thanks to a federal tax code that is endlessly confusing and frustrating, an […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Feds send LSD Ale on a long, strange trip

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Issues, Minnesota, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Minneapolis-based Indeed Brewing is renaming its popular LSD Ale after getting in trouble with the federal government.

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Nanny State of the Week: In time for Opening Day, cities ban chewing tobacco at ballparks

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Accountability, California, Illinois, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, New York, News, Power Abuse, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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America’s three biggest cities have recently passed bans on chewing tobacco in baseball stadiums, even though it remains completely legal everywhere else.

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Nanny State of the Week: Jail time for texting while walking in New Jersey

By   /  March 28, 2016  /  Issues, Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

DON'T TEXT AND WALK: Be aware of your surroundings, because texting while walking could land you in jail if one New Jersey lawmaker gets her way.

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban texting while walking.

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