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Big government wants its share of the sharing economy

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Audio, Jobs + Growth, Media, National, Regulations, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  Whether it is using an app to get a ride home or find a place to stay, the so-called sharing economy in the United States has blossomed in the past few years.
But, as a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explains, government regulators in […]

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Shell cracker plant shuffles forward, negotiating a regulatory roadmap

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Shell

Shell Chemicals had announced that it is buying an industrial site in Beaver County, in western Pennsylvania. The cracker-plant project still has many steps, including a lengthy regulatory process.

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Rideshare regulation fight continues in VA as taxi drivers push for job security

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The intense battle over rideshare regulations in the Old Dominion is far from over.
This summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles caused quite a stir when it sent rideshare companies Uber and Lyft “cease and desist” letters for violating transportation regulations in the commonwealth.
Under immense public […]

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Mississippi child-care center don’t need kitchens, board decides

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, community, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Department of Health

A proposed regulation mandating kitchens for Mississippi child-care centers was rejected by the state board of health Wednesday.

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Officials quiet as police cite Uber-driving, retired Navy dad

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

MINIMALIST IN BLACK: This is actually the chattier of Uber's logos.

Sean Berry didn’t set out to break the law when he started driving for Uber to supplement his Navy retirement income and support his wife, 11-year-old daughter and newly adopted 3-month-old son.

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Federal government wages regulatory war on the automobile

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: NISSAN

When I was a kid, I always loved cars.

My grandfather, who was a World War II veteran, was a Chevrolet man with no tolerance for anything else, especially not foreign. When my parents purchased an anemic, clattering Volkswagen Jetta diesel back in the early 1980s, he got a kick out of me calling it “The German Hunk of Junk.”

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