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  • N Y quality improvement initiative widened racial health disparities

    07/04/2019 6:25:39 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 7-1-2019 | Steven Ross Johnson
    A New York program requiring acute-care hospitals to develop sepsis protocols has improved detection and treatment, but the results weren't as pronounced in hospitals that serve higher proportions of black patients, according to a new study. Since the program started in 2014, the proportion of patients who underwent the sepsis protocol increased from 61% in 2014 to 72% in 2016, and in-hospital mortality fell from 25% to 21%, according to research published Monday in Health Affairs. But black patients experienced the lowest increase in completion of the protocol at only 5 percentage points compared to 6.7 percentage points among Hispanics,...
  • Trump’s Department of Interior Axing 7,500 Regs to Give Americans Access to Federal Land

    06/18/2019 7:01:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 June 2019 | Penny Starr
    Trump’s Cabinet is putting his America First policies into place, including at the Department of Interior, where Secretary David Bernhardt announced a plan to open up more than 1.4 million acres of federal land through the elimination of some 7,500 regulations. The land, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, includes 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries. Bernhardt said: President Trump is committed to expanding public access on public lands, and this proposal is executing on that directive by opening and increasing more access to hunting and fishing by the Fish and Wildlife Service...
  • 21st Century Policy Opinion: Stop Federal Spending Outside Freight Corridors

    06/12/2019 4:39:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    For Construction Pros ^ | June 10, 2019 | Marc Scribner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute
    The U.S. Interstate Highway System is the backbone of American commerce and personal travel. Funded on a pay-as-you-go basis largely through federal excise taxes on motor fuel, today it accounts for 25% of total vehicle-miles traveled despite accounting for just 2.5% of total road network lane-miles. Yet, much of the Interstate system, construction of which began in the 1950s, is nearing the end of its functional life, along with the infrastructure of other surface transportation modes. Over the next two decades, trillions of dollars of investment will be needed to rehabilitate and in some cases rebuild this infrastructure, according to...
  • Oregon lumber co. cuts workforce by 40% over taxes, fees

    06/03/2019 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies ^ | June 2, 2019 | AP and KTVZ.COM news sources
    FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon lumber company is cutting its workforce by about 40%, citing the state's "regulatory and tax creep." The Stimson Lumber Company announced Friday that it would lay off 60 jobs from its Forest Grove operations. CEO Andrew Miller said environmental permit fees, Oregon's Clean Fuels Tax and pending cap and trade legislation are stacking up the cost of doing business in the state. The company said it will now shift some of that work to Idaho and Montana, where it cost 5% to 7% less to produce lumber products. In Oregon, Stimson also operates...
  • Crippling Costs for Zero Benefits From the Paris-Minded Climate Crowd

    05/17/2019 6:48:03 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 17, 2019 | Gregory Wrightstone
    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is touting a new Climate Action Plan, and recently joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 24 states committed to implementing policies that support the Paris Agreement — which the Trump administration rejected. According to the governor, “states like Pennsylvania must take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect our communities, economies, infrastructures, and environments from the risks of a warming climate.” The best way to protect our economy and infrastructure? Raising taxes, increasing regulation, and increasing spending, Governor Wolf argues. His plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent by...
  • Build it: DHS clears two more regulatory hurdles to border wall construction with new waivers

    05/15/2019 12:39:19 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Trump administration is working diligently to clear regulatory hurdles in a bid to hasten the construction of the president’s requested border wall. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a pair of waivers so as to expedite wall construction at two locations — one in California and another in Arizona. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two waivers, which will ensure expeditious construction of new bollard wall within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson and El Centro Sectors in Arizona and California, respectively,” the department said in a press release.
  • A Recent Supreme Court Decision Has Opened A Front For Hotels’ War on Homesharing

    05/06/2019 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | May 6, 2019 | Andrew Wilford
    Last June, the Supreme Court overturned a rule requiring businesses to have some form of physical presence in a state in order to be subject to sales tax collection liability within that state. Hoteliers think that’s as good a reason as any to hit at upstart competitors who threaten their privileged incumbent status.At issue are lodging taxes assessed by states and local governments, a source of much consternation for government officials and homesharers alike ever since the inception of the sharing economy. Hotels have argued that homeshare services like Airbnb should be treated the same as the biggest hotels are...
  • The Administrative State's Threat to the American Constitution

    05/05/2019 5:40:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American ^ | May 5, 2019 | Mike Johnson
    We should be appalled of the inroads that the Administrative State has made into American governance and the peril the Administrative State poses to our Constitution. Our founding fathers were dedicated to an avowal of government based on fundamental principles; popular sovereignty, limited government, checks and balances, separation of powers, judicial review, and federalism. The just powers of the government were to be derived from the consent of the governed.  This affirmation of popular sovereignty and limited government can be examined quite simply.  Should the people control government, or should government control the people?  The founders opted for government of the people....
  • Boston’s Airbnb laws hit a roadblock with judge

    05/05/2019 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot ^ | May 5, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last year, we learned that Boston had passed a new set of laws specifically designed to essentially run Airbnb (along with their competitors in the home-sharing, gig economy market) out of business. Not only did they want to levy new taxes on hosts, but force the company to turn over virtually all of their internal records and develop registries to track hosts. The state of Massachusetts quickly followed suit with similar laws. Airbnb challenged them in court and the process has been tied up since then. But this week, a judge ruled that two of the three provisions in the...
  • White House 'war on regulations' poised to pass goal 'more than 31 times'......

    04/19/2019 3:48:30 PM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 4/19/2019 | Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration’s war on Obama-era regulations is set to nearly double this year’s goal — and potentially go much further...With plans to cut $18 billion worth of regulations in fiscal year 2019, which ends in September, the administration is poised to boost that to $33 billion. What’s more, the administration is moving toward a regulatory cut that the review said would cut an additional $561 billion, 31 times this year's goal. President Trump on the 2016 campaign trail and in his administration has made slashing government regulations a key goal. He set in place a rule demanding that two...
  • Trump signs measures easing energy regulation while in Texas

    04/10/2019 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 10, 2019 | Sarah Westwood
    President Donald Trump signed two executive orders Wednesday related to energy infrastructure at an event in Crosby, Texas. He said the measures would help ease the permitting process and help investment in energy projects. "My first order will speed up the process for approving vital infrastructure on our nation's border," Trump said. The President highlighted the economic growth and job creation that has taken place during his time in office, calling the economy "the envy of the world."
  • Donald Trump to Issue Executive Order to Cut Regulations, Ramp Up Pipeline Construction

    04/06/2019 12:55:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/6/2019 | Penny Starr
    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order next week in response to environmental activists’ ongoing legal efforts to stymie his administration’s efforts to reduce regulations and ramp up pipeline construction to allow Americans access to the abundant domestic supply of natural gas. “The effort is spurred by the blockage of the construction of the 125-mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York,” CNBC reported. “Officials say the administration’s broader goal is to lower energy prices by accelerating the transport of natural gas and to reaffirm U.S. energy ‘dominance,’ a word that appeared multiple times in an early...
  • Form-based Codes: Replacing the everyday American City with the ‘Ideal Communist City’

    04/03/2019 5:18:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | April 2, 2019 | Kathleen Marquardt
    A form-based code is a land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public realm by using physical form (rather than separation of uses) as the organizing principle for the code. A form-based code is a regulation, not a mere guideline, adopted into city, town, or county law. A form-based code offers a powerful alternative to conventional zoning regulation. Several years ago, I wrote a series of articles for News with Views, explaining Sustainable Development. Today two of them are popping up regularly in the media. Back when I wrote these two articles, people would not believe...
  • Challenging Regulatory Actions.

    02/05/2019 7:30:40 AM PST · by PeterPrinciple · 4 replies
    Justia ^ | Justia
    Challenging Regulatory Actions Government agencies at the state and federal levels enforce laws and regulations covering a vast range of commercial activities, such as financial disclosure requirements, workplace safety, environmental protection, and food quality and safety. Any regulatory action must be authorized by a statute passed by Congress or a state legislature, in accordance with rules established by those legislative bodies. At the federal level, government agencies must follow procedures set forth by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Enforcement actions must take due process and other considerations into account. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations can challenge the validity of administrative...
  • Trump's 2018 Deregulatory Effort: 3,367 Rules, 68,082 Pages

    01/06/2019 7:05:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | December 31, 2018 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    At year-end 2018, how is President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform project going? Better than Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in terms of fewer regulations; but not as good as Trump’s own first year. Let’s look at it. Monday, December 31, 2018, is the last federal workday of the year. That would seem obvious, but a partial federal shutdown on December 22 made clock-out earlier for some. Nonetheless, a preliminary tally for Federal Register page and rule counts for Trump’s 2nd calendar year has appeared, even though “[d]uring the funding lapse, is not being supported." The Number of Pages in...
  • LONSBERRY: Cuomo's Depopulation War On Upstate NY

    12/24/2018 1:19:45 PM PST · by cutty · 38 replies
    NewsRadio WHAM 1180 - Rochester ^ | Dec 20, 2018 | Bob Lonsberry
    Since the start of the decade, a million people have moved out of New York. For Andrew Cuomo, that’s not a problem, that’s a victory. It has solidified his party’s hold on power, and it has reshaped the state and its culture in a fashion more congenial to his interests and agenda. ... From the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018, New York had a net loss in population of more than 48,000. Illinois, another Democrat state, was the second-most abandoned state, with 45,000 net reduction in population. Of the seven other states which had a net loss...
  • Historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat can cruise the Mississippi again

    12/05/2018 6:21:48 PM PST · by logician2u · 32 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | December 05, 2018 | saff
    <p>After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again.</p> <p>President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers.</p>
  • Airline Industry's Struggles Show Why Obama-Era Regulation Is Still A Problem

    10/26/2018 1:35:26 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Last week the United States was once again ranked as the world's most competitive economy. It's a distinction that we haven't had since 2008, due in part to the regulatory nightmare created by President Obama. Reducing those regulations is part of the reason our unemployment rate is at a 49-year low and economic growth is so strong.
  • A Mystery: Americans Are Happier Over Declining Government Regulations

    10/23/2018 11:21:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2018 | John Sexton
    Here’s something that defies explanation: The proportion of Americans who now believe there are too many government regulations has just fallen to the lowest level since Barack Obama took office.Now, what could possibly explain such a dramatic drop?Obama loved government regulations. The Illinois Democrat rarely encountered a new government rule that he did not like.During the Obama reign of error, the Gallup people found that the percentage of Americans who said there was “too much regulation” on business and industry soared from the average of 37 percent during the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency to a...
  • Schumer: Investigate stretch limo industry; update regulations

    10/21/2018 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10/14/18 | Vincent Barone
    **SNIP** “One of the problems is there are gaping, glaring loopholes in regulating stretch limousines. And, for sure, for every inch a limousine stretches … they get considerably more dangerous,” the Democratic Senate minority leader said during a news conference in his Manhattan office. “They are neither classified as trucks or as cars, and while limousines themselves are glutting, when they are stretched … there is no regulation at all.” **SNIP** “What I’m asking is that the NTSB investigate every stretch limo crash that we’ve had in this country,” Schumer said. “There have been a bunch. There’s now enough information...