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Nanny State of the Week: Baltimore closes in on toy gun ban

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Maryland, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 107 of 107 in the series Nanny State of the Week If nannies on the City Council have their way, you can still own guns in Baltimore, just nothing that looks like them. Council Bill 16-0761, which passed its second round of voting on Nov. 14,  would ban the possession of toy or replica […]

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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

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Sarah Scicluna

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

AM38GT Man looking at bill in grocery store. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown.

Part 105 of 107 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

Courtesy of Flickr user Ted Eytan.

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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Nanny State of the Week: New York bans homesharing ads

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, New York, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 103 of 107 in the series Nanny State of the Week New York City has been fighting a war against the sharing economy for years, and the anti-innovation forces scored a big victory last month when Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that outlaws the advertisement of short-term rental properties. Previously, it had been […]

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Nanny State of the Week: New Jersey’s great leaf-blowing war

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News  /  No Comments

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Fall brings temperate weather, changing colors, falling leaves and — if the nannies in New Jersey have anything to say about it — backbreaking labor.

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