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Nanny State of the Week: Chicken nannies hatch new regulations

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

CHICKEN NANNIES: Columbus is tackling the rash of people raising chickens without enough government supervision

While it’s perfectly legal to raise chickens as pets or for eggs, rules and regulations surrounding how Americans are legally allowed to do so vary wildly — and as the practice becomes more widespread, the regulations are piling up.

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Nanny State of the Week: No property rights without paperwork

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Nanny State of the Week, North Carolina, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 97 of 98 in the series Nanny State of the Week In early February, government workers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission made a truly stunning and horrifying discovery. A dairy farmer had shot multiple elk while in the process of protecting his farm from damage from the wild animals. That’s not the […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Keep your kids off the trees

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Georgia, Nanny State of the Week, News  /  No Comments

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“Our parks and recreation don’t have time to check on children climbing trees,” Commissioner Elaine Lucas said.

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Nanny State of the Week: Swimming with dolphins? Not if NOAA gets its way

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Hawaii, Nanny State of the Week, News  /  No Comments

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is proposing a ban on humans coming within 50 yards of a Hawaiian spinner dolphin. This would effectively end a segment of Hawaii’s popular tourist industry: tours that involve swimming with dolphins are prevalent in the island chain, and small business owners rely on these tours to survive.

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Nanny State of the Week: Government fingerprints on your beer bottle

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Alabama, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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In the recent history of our great nation, it has been an American privilege to stop by the local brewer and pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer without any government hassle.

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Nanny State of the Week: Protecting pub crawlers from themselves

By   /  August 22, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 93 of 98 in the series Nanny State of the Week In the name of safety and public protection, Washington, D.C. is clamping down on that ever-present urban menace that corrupts the youth and endangers lives. Yes. The District of Columbia is going after pub crawls. In the wake of a string of some particularly […]

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