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Nanny State of the Week: Get out of the pool!

By   /  July 18, 2016  /  Accountability, Delaware, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

NO SWIMMING:

Part 88 of 88 in the series Nanny State of the Week Vacationers to the picturesque resort town of Rehoboth, Delaware, very nearly got a rude surprise from the town government this year, as officials considered banning pools, of all things. For a town that literally survives by making vacationing tourists happy – Rehoboth has […]

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Nanny State of the Week: OK, everybody’s foam toys, out of the pool

By   /  July 11, 2016  /  California, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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San Francisco passed the nation’s most extensive ban on foam products, which means no more take-out trays, disposable coffee cups or pool noodles.

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Nanny State of the Week: Businesses can’t sell parking spaces to Braves fans

By   /  July 4, 2016  /  Accountability, Georgia, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Cobb County quietly passed a new ordinance banning businesses located near the new Braves stadium from selling parking spaces during events at the stadium.

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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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