Overregulation

Commentary

Read how overregulation is having negative effects on nursing homes

Government shouldn’t micromanage nursing homes

The Biden administration published regulations last month requiring most nursing homes to maintain specific staffing levels. As a result, roughly three in four nursing homes will have to hire additional personnel. Progressives argue the rules will lead to better care. “For residents, this will mean more staff, which means fewer ER visits potentially, more ...
Business & Economics

Read on the FTC's harmful regulatory overreach

Proposed Oil Mergers Will Improve Competition

Under Chairperson Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has consistently used speculative consumer harms to justify regulatory actions. Unfortunately, these actions often stop mergers that would have improved consumer wellbeing and promoted greater innovation. Making these regulatory actions worse, the agency has too often used dubious justifications and novel theories, even overruling their ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest asset regulation proposal

The FDIC’s Ill-Advised Regulatory Grab

Board members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are aptly demonstrating Einstein’s maxim that “bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”. In this case, the board is considering an expansion of the FDIC’s regulatory reach that would impose more costs on asset managers and the millions of Americans ...
Blog

Learn about Sacramento's latest anti-entrepreneurship bill

‘Right To Ignore Your Boss’ Bill Could Make Work-Life Balance Worse for Employees

Haney told the Bay Area News Group that “smartphones have blurred the boundaries between work and home life,” and that “workers shouldn’t be punished for not being available 24/7 if they are not being paid for 24 hours of work.” It’s a shockingly simplistic view of how things work in ...
Blog

Read about latest anti-business mandate from Sacramento

In California, You Can Self-Checkout Any Time You Want – For Now

Self-checkout seems to have reached a peak. Some retailers are pulling back on the systems, apparently due to intentional and unintentional thefts, and there are signs that customers have grown weary of scanning their own purchases and waiting in long, slow lines while a single attendant tries to manage the ...
Business & Economics

Read on the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation's latest regulation proposal

Misguided California Regulation Would Hinder Useful Financial Tool

To a hammer, everything is a nail, and so it is with California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). Don’t let the “innovation” in the agency’s name fool you – far too many of its regulations deter rather than promote innovative solutions as evidenced by the agency’s recent stance ...
Blog

New Sac tax could impose huge burden on entrepreneurs

400 Percent Tax Increase on Entrepreneurs Won’t Generate the Millions Sacramento Seeks

California’s reputation as being one of the most difficult and expensive places to own and operate a business and create jobs has been long established. Year after year, California ranks at the bottom in Chief Executive magazine’s listing of the best and worst states for business. Even in a tough ...
Business & Economics

Higher minimum wages hurt workers

If only someone had warned lawmakers

Starting on April 1, fast food restaurant chains that have at least 60 locations across the country must pay their workers a minimum of $20 an hour to comply with the minimum wage increase legislation passed and signed last year. But that’s not the end of it. Under Assembly Bill ...
Blog

Who are winners and losers of 2023 legislative session?

Progressives Dominate Legislative Session, But Will Newsom Spoil the Party?

Late Thursday evening, the Legislature wrapped up its business for the 2023 legislative session.  As bleary-eyed lawmakers travel home today for the fall recess, what is the biggest story of this year’s legislative session? This year’s legislative session will go down as perhaps the most successful legislative session ever for ...
Blog

How will scandal impact reforms?

Aftermath of a scandal: Anaheim council spars over reforms

The recent reform effort, led by Mayor Ashleigh Aitken, comes at a wild time at City Hall. Aitken’s predecessor, Harry Sidhu, recently agreed to plead guilty to federal corruption charges. The findings of an explosive independent investigation were recently published and support much of what the federal authorities alleged last ...
Commentary

Read how overregulation is having negative effects on nursing homes

Government shouldn’t micromanage nursing homes

The Biden administration published regulations last month requiring most nursing homes to maintain specific staffing levels. As a result, roughly three in four nursing homes will have to hire additional personnel. Progressives argue the rules will lead to better care. “For residents, this will mean more staff, which means fewer ER visits potentially, more ...
Business & Economics

Read on the FTC's harmful regulatory overreach

Proposed Oil Mergers Will Improve Competition

Under Chairperson Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has consistently used speculative consumer harms to justify regulatory actions. Unfortunately, these actions often stop mergers that would have improved consumer wellbeing and promoted greater innovation. Making these regulatory actions worse, the agency has too often used dubious justifications and novel theories, even overruling their ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest asset regulation proposal

The FDIC’s Ill-Advised Regulatory Grab

Board members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are aptly demonstrating Einstein’s maxim that “bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”. In this case, the board is considering an expansion of the FDIC’s regulatory reach that would impose more costs on asset managers and the millions of Americans ...
Blog

Learn about Sacramento's latest anti-entrepreneurship bill

‘Right To Ignore Your Boss’ Bill Could Make Work-Life Balance Worse for Employees

Haney told the Bay Area News Group that “smartphones have blurred the boundaries between work and home life,” and that “workers shouldn’t be punished for not being available 24/7 if they are not being paid for 24 hours of work.” It’s a shockingly simplistic view of how things work in ...
Blog

Read about latest anti-business mandate from Sacramento

In California, You Can Self-Checkout Any Time You Want – For Now

Self-checkout seems to have reached a peak. Some retailers are pulling back on the systems, apparently due to intentional and unintentional thefts, and there are signs that customers have grown weary of scanning their own purchases and waiting in long, slow lines while a single attendant tries to manage the ...
Business & Economics

Read on the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation's latest regulation proposal

Misguided California Regulation Would Hinder Useful Financial Tool

To a hammer, everything is a nail, and so it is with California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). Don’t let the “innovation” in the agency’s name fool you – far too many of its regulations deter rather than promote innovative solutions as evidenced by the agency’s recent stance ...
Blog

New Sac tax could impose huge burden on entrepreneurs

400 Percent Tax Increase on Entrepreneurs Won’t Generate the Millions Sacramento Seeks

California’s reputation as being one of the most difficult and expensive places to own and operate a business and create jobs has been long established. Year after year, California ranks at the bottom in Chief Executive magazine’s listing of the best and worst states for business. Even in a tough ...
Business & Economics

Higher minimum wages hurt workers

If only someone had warned lawmakers

Starting on April 1, fast food restaurant chains that have at least 60 locations across the country must pay their workers a minimum of $20 an hour to comply with the minimum wage increase legislation passed and signed last year. But that’s not the end of it. Under Assembly Bill ...
Blog

Who are winners and losers of 2023 legislative session?

Progressives Dominate Legislative Session, But Will Newsom Spoil the Party?

Late Thursday evening, the Legislature wrapped up its business for the 2023 legislative session.  As bleary-eyed lawmakers travel home today for the fall recess, what is the biggest story of this year’s legislative session? This year’s legislative session will go down as perhaps the most successful legislative session ever for ...
Blog

How will scandal impact reforms?

Aftermath of a scandal: Anaheim council spars over reforms

The recent reform effort, led by Mayor Ashleigh Aitken, comes at a wild time at City Hall. Aitken’s predecessor, Harry Sidhu, recently agreed to plead guilty to federal corruption charges. The findings of an explosive independent investigation were recently published and support much of what the federal authorities alleged last ...
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