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Nanny State of the Week: Public housing should go to the dogs

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 111 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Animal welfare organizations are raising the alarm at proposed rules announced by the District of Columbia Housing Authority that would govern pet ownership in public housing. For more than ten years DCHA has prohibited pet ownership wholesale in public housing projects. Critics have long argued that this […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Too much summer fun on New Jersey lakes

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 110 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Restrictive rules being proposed for five lakes in New Jersey, including the largest body of freshwater in the state, could have a huge impact on tourism and summer fun. Some of the proposals come at the request of lakefront residents who claim their properties […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Pursuing porn in the Palmetto State

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Nanny State of the Week, New York, News, Regulations, South Carolina, State Government  /  No Comments

Part 109 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Some lawmakers in the Palmetto State apparently wants it to become the Palmetto Parent. South Carolina state Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns have filed a bill that would require computer manufacturers or retailers to install and operate software that “renders obscenity inaccessible” […]

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Nanny State of the Week: D.C. nannycrats ‘sting’ Airbnb

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 108 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week In many major metropolitan areas across the country, housing prices have skyrocketed and put the squeeze on low- and middle-income American families. A myriad of inefficient zoning policies have led to a lot of these problems, but bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are pointing […]

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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 111 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

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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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