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Nanny State of the Week: State lawmakers to decide where you can get an Uber in Boston

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, Massachusetts, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A bill passed by the Massachusetts House would ban ride-sharing services from operating at the Boston airport or within the city’s Seaport district.

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Nanny State of the Week: Florida couple still fighting for their vegetable garden

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Accountability, Florida, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts are suing Miami Shores after the town threatened to fine the couple $50 per day for their front-yard vegetable garden.

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Nanny State of the Week: City cracks down on crawfish boils after mayor’s aide complains

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Alabama, Nanny State of the Week, News  /  No Comments

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From spring through late summer in Mobile, Alabama, it’s crawfish season. At least it was, until the nannies came along.

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Nanny State of the Week: CFPB knows what is best for your personal finances

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

A proposed ballot measure would have capped annual interest rates on payday loans at 36 percent.

New rules issued by the CFPB will eliminate 85 percent of the payday loan industry, but don’t pretend that giving people fewer options is a good thing.

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Nanny State of the Week: FDA fries family’s potato chip business with new cooking oil mandates

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Ohio, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Jones’ potato chips will take on a different flavor because the FDA has banned the kind of cooking oil the company has used for 70 years.

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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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