Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Legislature, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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The legislature is considering requiring wines to use 100 percent home-grown grapes to use a “made in Texas” label.

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Nanny State of the Week: Regulate all the teenagers

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week  /  No Comments

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Many counties and local jurisdictions in Massachusetts have passed local ordinances that have raised the legal age for cigarette sales to 21.

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Nanny State of the Week: Anchorage’s no-drone zone

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Alaska, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Overzealous politicians and regulators are putting a crimp in the growing market for drones.

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Nanny State of the Week: Pesticide regulation full of bugs

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Overeager California nannies pushed pesticide regs into place to avoid public outcry that might have defeated them.

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Nanny State of the Week: The Burbank homes are too darn big

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Burbank is a beautiful place to live, so it’s unsurprising that so many have made their homes there. But apparently, there comes a point at which “big” becomes “too big.”

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Nanny State of the Week: No more taco trucks on Santa Ana corners?

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 115 of 120 in the series Nanny State of the Week If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And then try a fourth time. That’s the ethos for the Santa Ana, Calif., City Council, which is now going for a fourth attempt to regulate out of existence the horrible scourge of food […]

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