Commentary: Certificate of need laws don’t help with charity care

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Commentary, Crony Capitalism, Health Care, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia has some of the strictest CON laws in the country.

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Arizona dental therapy supporters prep for next battle

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Arizona, Health Care, Legislature, Minnesota, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

A disappointing defeat for dental therapy in Arizona in 2016 has only strengthened the resolve of advocates looking ahead to the next legislative session. Among them is Kristen Mizzi Angelone, a dental policy expert with the Pew Charitable Trusts, which backs dental therapy efforts across the country. “Arizona is big state,” she told “There […]

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Animal rights group gives Vermont D-plus for animal slaughter practices, state cries foul

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  News, Regulations, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

The Animal Welfare Institute has given Vermont a near failing grade when it comes to enforcing humane treatment of animals at slaughterhouse facilities, but the state’s agriculture agency disagrees with the rating.

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E-cigarette critics get research dollars from industry competitors

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Federal Government, Federal government, Health Care, Minnesota, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

As the full-court regulatory press on e-cigarettes demonstrates, even the perception of bias can skew outcomes for smokers.

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Private nonprofit, for-profit universities could soon get regulatory relief

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Education, Federal government, Florida, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

For-profit and private nonprofit colleges and universities offer career-building options separate from traditional public universities. But they’ve been hammered in recent years by harsh regulations.

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Arizona undertakes sweeping reform of occupational licensing laws

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Arizona, Issues, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

This past week saw two major reforms for Arizona’s occupational licensing regime, which could kick off an easing of the regulatory burden in the state.

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