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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 116 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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Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Aspen, Colorado, caters to the ultra-rich, and new rules passed by the City Council will put small and local businesses at risk.

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Nanny State of the Week: California slow-pedals autonomous cars

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Arizona, California, Michigan, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Part 113 of 116 in the series Nanny State of the Week Self-driving cars are the next frontier for the autonomous revolution, coming after cars that automatically brake and parallel park. They’re still in initial stages of testing, but over-cautious nanny regulators in California are forcing their roll-out to more forward-thinking states. State regulations are […]

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Nanny State of the Week: The revolution will not be livestreamed from Congress

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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It’s against congressional rules to take photos or videos on the floor of the House of Representatives, but in response to a stunt by House Democrats, Republicans have moved to impose punishments that may violate the Constitution.

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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 116 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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