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Wednesday
May132015

CEI Today: 10,000 Commandments, Infrastructure Week, public union contracts, and more 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In the News Today

 


FEDERAL REGULATIONS - WAYNE CREWS

 
Ten Thousand Commandments
 
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) reveals the latest on the large, growing “hidden tax” of America’s regulatory state. The annual report indicates a $1.88 trillion hit to Americans consumers and the U.S. economy in 2014 due to federal regulations and intervention. > CEI.org/10kc2015
 
 

INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK - MARC SCRIBNER

 

In the lead-up to the May 31 sunset date for federal highway funding, this week is “Infrastructure Week”—a week for scholars, advocates, and policy mak

ers to debate needed long-term technologies, policies, and reforms on a wide range of infrastructure topics. Competitive Enterprise Institute transportation policy expert Marc Scribner has put forward specific reforms focused on infrastructure such as user-based revenue collection and expanded debt financing. > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

PUBLIC UNION CONTRACTS - TREY KOVACS

 

Government Union Collective Bargaining Needs Sunlight

Taxpayers should have a right to know how tax dollars are spent. Unfortunately, one of state and local governments’ largest expenditures, public union contracts, mostly are agreed upon in closed-door meetings. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

https://cei.org/ceidinner
2015 Dinner and Reception

 

Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org. Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 






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CEI's Battered Business Bureau

Last week’s raft of new rules covers everything from school lunch workers to Flugzeugbau gliders.


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Friday
May082015

CEI Today: TPA, TImes Square billboards, Big Labor, crowdfunding regulation, and more 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY - FRAN SMITH

 

Trade Promotion Authority: Addressing Some Criticisms
 
Some members of Congress are concerned about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would fast track trade negotiating authority, but in fact it would be a positive move toward ensuring the United States remains a competitive economy. TPA does not usurp Congress’ authority in relation to trade agreements.  > Read more
 

GOVT THREAT TO TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS - MARC SCRIBNER

Why Is the Federal Government Threatening Times Square's Billboards?

 

The federal government is threatening to punish New York City for its famously gaudy Times Square electronic billboards. Some have suggested that this is an example of regulators run amok. It isn’t. This is a classic example of Congress passing stupid laws, ordering regulators to implement them stupidly, and then forgetting about them until unintended consequences spring up down the line. > Read more

BIG LABOR - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Daily Caller: Republicans Abandon Hope To Overturn Obama’s Big Labor Veto

Concerned over a lack of support from Senate Democrats, Republicans leaders agreed Tuesday to table a vote geared at overriding a veto which critics claim unfairly benefits unions. > Read the Daily Caller report

> Interview an expert

 

 



Thursday and Friday, a select group of thought leaders, industry leaders, and policy makers - including CEI's John Berlau - will gather to consider the future of alternative finance. 

> Related - 
Labor Department "Fiduciary Rule" Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Gains for Investors, Entrepreneurs

 






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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Friday
May012015

CEI Today: Patriot Act, regulating clothes driers, deadline for White House petition, and more 

Friday, May 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

PATRIOT ACT

CEI Urges Senate to Reject Reauthorization of PATRIOT Act Amendments
 

CEI and 12 other free-market organizations are urging the Senate to reject the latest attempt to fast-track an unamended reauthorizations of the USA PATRIOT Act without privacy reform. On Thursday, a bill to overhaul the law was passed by the House Judiciary Committee. > Read more

REGULATING CLOTHES DRIERS - SAM KAZMAN

 

Government Spinning Up New Rules for Clothes Driers
 
The Department of Energy is considering updating efficiency rules for residential clothes dryers againCompetitive Enterprise Institute general counsel Sam Kazman says consumers should be trusted to decide which product features they want. “The basic question you’ve got to ask in any proceeding like this is ‘if this new technology and standards are going to be saving people money, then why do they have to force consumers to buy them,’” he said. “There are very questionable savings, they’re not dramatic, but the real thing is… why can’t consumers be trusted to make these decisions on their own? > Read more
 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 


HOUSE VOTES ON ENERGY & WATER - MYRON EBELL 
 

How to Improve the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

 

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 2016 passed by the House Appropriations Committee spends too much, but does move some funding from very bad programs to somewhat less bad programs. 
 
The best thing in the bill is the set of riders that prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the proposed Waters of the United States rule. That rule if implemented would expand federal jurisdiction far beyond what was intended by Congress in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and far beyond the current definition or any reasonable definition of the navigable waters of the United States. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell






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The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Tuesday
Apr212015

CEI Today: EPA's Clean Power Plan, threat to honeybees, confronting the regulatory state, and more 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Would EPA’s Defeat in Clean Power Plan Case “Overthrow” the “Structure” of the Clean Air Act?
 

Would a victory for the State and industry petitioners who are challenging EPA’s Clean Power Plan “overthrow” the “structure” of the Clean Air Act and punch a “gaping hole” in public protections from dangerous air pollution?
 
That what’s EPA and environmental intervenors contend in Murray Energy v. EPA. They are peddling nonsense. > Read more

THREAT TO HONEYBEES - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

 

Rash Regulation Is What's Really Threatening Honeybees

The honeybee is a powerful symbol of nature’s generosity given that these industrious critters pollinate crops around the world. Green activist groups and others are capitalizing on that symbol to spread fear and misinformation—to advance an unrelated crusade against agrochemicals. Unfortunately, if regulators continue to accept activist-generated spin, not only will food production suffer, honeybees will as well.  > Read more
 

THE REGULATORY STATE - WAYNE CREWS
 

One Nation, Ungovernable? Confronting the Modern Regulatory State


Overreach by bureaucracy and the administrative state may not only impede economic efficiency but also undermine health, safety, and environmental progress. Meanwhile the public has a right to know the ways federal agencies have harmed and harm that which they oversee, and how those negatives may propagate beyond the agency throughout the economy and society. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Energy & Environment
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Wednesday
Feb112015

NH Business Caucus Plans Red Tape Rour 

CONCORD — The New Hampshire House Business Caucus announced today that it will host a Red Tape Road Tour, a series of Roundtable discussions with business owners in a variety of industries around the state to learn what excessive and over burdensome regulations are impeding their ability to succeed. 

 

House Business Caucus founder and Chair, Rep. Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) said, “We hear repeatedly from employers that the cost of complying with time consuming and unnecessary regulations – what they call “red tape” - makes our state unfriendly to operate a business.  We want to learn directly from responsible businesses the specific laws and rules that are particularly onerous. Our goal will be to create legislation next year that improves the business climate of our state and helps to bolster economic growth and job creation.”

 

Rep. Adam Schroadter (R-Newmarket), Vice-Chair of the House Business Caucus, stated “We like to think of New Hampshire as being a business-friendly state, but increasingly we are not perceived by others to be strong in this area.  In fact, Forbes ranks us 35th overall but 46th in terms of regulatory environment. It’s time to make it easier to do business here, not harder.  I look forward to learning how we can make things better, especially for small businesses.”

 

Rep Patrick Abrami (R-Stratham) Vice Chair of the House Business Caucus as well as Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee added, "It is up to government to help create a positive environment for businesses to thrive. It is the risk takers among us with ideas that create business and thus jobs for our citizens. The role of government is to regulate in a way that promotes honest competition. Any regulations should be applied in a way that is efficient for both government as well as business."