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Fifty percent of the state's water flows to the Pacific Ocean. Another 40 percent is used for agriculture. But it's average residents who are being forced to cut back.
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"The knot in getting that product into the U.S. isn't safety, it's a regulatory issue," says Peter Pitts.
Despite bitcoin's steep slide, the CEO of MicroStrategy is bullish on its mass adoption.
Trade restrictions and over-zealous FDA regulation are a big part of the problem, but there's more.
Liberal states don't want to treat abortion as a personal, private choice either. Instead, blue state policy makers want to spend tax dollars subsidizing and promoting it.
This Michigan Town Repealed a Ban on Fortunetellers, but Might Break State Law if It Tries To Regulate Them
Petoskey's draft ordinance would require both "legitimate" fortunetellers and people pretending to tell fortunes to be licensed, calling into question the sense of licensing at all.
Consumers lose out when compliance costs prevent services from ever entering the market.
Maria Falcon doesn't have a business license. So New York police officers detained her and confiscated all of her merchandise.
Heavy regulation, high taxes, and local bans combined to cripple the legal cannabis industry, which accounts for just a third of the state's pot market.
Abortion is likely to remain legal in most states, and workarounds will mitigate the effects of bans.
Officials in Gallatin County, Montana, say a state law that prohibits local governments from forcing businesses to turn customers away is preventing it from cracking down on zoning code violators.
The FDA Uses Its New Authority To Close Off the Last Remaining Legal Option for Vapers Who Like Flavor Variety
In a move that is likely to undermine public health, the agency warns that products containing synthetic nicotine "will be subject to FDA enforcement."
In an important new article, political philosophers Jason Brennan and Christopher Freiman explain why standard justifications for paternalistic restrictions on consumers also apply to voters.
The proposed rule, which targets the cigarettes that black smokers overwhelmingly prefer, will harm the community it is supposed to help.
The Pharmacy Access Act is good policy stuck in legislative limbo.
The state has 1,288 independent special districts. But we aren't hearing significant GOP complaints about anyone's but Disney's.
"It's a lot to try and put this stuff all together all on my own, using my own savings, and then having to start all over," says Venus Vegan Tattoo owner Selena Carrion.
Forcing private companies to host speech violates the First Amendment.
If the CDC's Mask Mandate Is 'Necessary for the Public Health,' Why Didn't the DOJ Seek a Stay To Restore It?
The Biden administration's main priority seems to be leaving the agency's authority vague enough to allow future interventions.
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The history of wine delivery is pretty clear.
The decision against the rule hinged on whether the agency had the power it asserted.
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The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act would give restaurants another $42 billion in grants to cover the lingering costs of the pandemic.
The FDA's Rejection of a Major Vaping Brand Shows It Is Arbitrarily Applying a Nebulous Legal Standard
The agency's obsession with adolescent vaping is driving decisions that undermine public health.
An emergency measure proposed by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson would have given city officials the power to fine and close the city's unregulated cannabis "gifting shops."
Instead of building on Republican support for federalism, they seem determined to alienate potential allies.
The state's regulators plan to start accepting applications from manufacturers and "service centers" on January 2.
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The Massachusetts senator also came out in favor of creating a central bank digital currency
Just three Republicans voted for the MORE Act, two fewer than in 2020.
Sohn, whose nomination could go before the Senate for a final vote within the coming weeks, is stuck in the past.
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Once again, Washington is giving us every reason to believe it's selling favors to cronies even if it means everyone else loses.
City politicians and union activists have said the temporary ban on new delivery warehouses is meant to send a message that the company can't just open a new facility without first providing generous "community benefits."
Hispanics get slammed the hardest by licensing requirements that regulators can’t justify.
Black markets thrive under mismanaged legalization.
Legislators in New Jersey and Oregon keep failing to repeal their states' bans on self-service gas stations. Is Massachusetts' small town direct democracy the solution?
Liberal Berkeley officials might be coming around to the view held by conservative business leaders, who have long argued that California's Environmental Quality Act needs an overhaul.
Azael Sepulveda is suing the city of Pasadena, Texas over its requirement that his autobody shop add 23 parking spaces he insists he doesn't need and can't afford.