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20 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Bruce Levinson
The most powerful, influential, and creative people in any society are its entrepreneurs. [read post]
19 May 2013, 9:30 pm by John Walke
Congressional Republicans have attacked the Obama administration by accusing federal agencies of engaging in collusive litigation practices with public interest groups (pejoratively dubbed “sue-and-settle”). [read post]
15 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Vaclav Graf
The market for kosher food products has grown to more than $12 billion annually, with an estimated 12 million consumers buying kosher-certified products in the United States. [read post]
14 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Christina Reichert
Last week’s Republican boycott of a key committee vote on Gina McCarthy’s nomination as  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator captured the attention of headline-writers and pundits across the country. [read post]
13 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Wistar Wilson
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released the results of a multi-year study on tax compliance of colleges and universities. [read post]
12 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Michael A. Livermore
Cost-benefit analysis, while embraced by both political parties over the course of the past three decades, is still feared by many progressives in the United States. [read post]
10 May 2013, 1:30 pm by Christina Reichert
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to make government information more available to the public.Republicans blocked a vote on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nominee Gina McCarthy.The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule prohibiting creditors from financing insurance premiums in certain consumer transactions.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a rule amending the safe and healthy use of certain radiation sources on animal feed and pet… [read post]
8 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Eric Lorber
Can private individuals and organizations use so-called “sue and settle” lawsuits to set federal environmental regulatory policy without going through the normal regulatory process? [read post]
7 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Sean Moloney
A coalition of federal agencies and five states intends to deploy nearly $600 million, drawn from a $1 billion fund financed by BP, to pay for twenty-eight new early restoration projects across the Gulf Coast. [read post]
6 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Bianca Nunes
Is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accurately estimating how people will react to a nuclear power plant disaster? [read post]
5 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Heather Gerken and Theodore Ruger
After a hard-fought legislative battle and a Supreme Court challenge, the fight over Obamacare now rages at the state level, as states decide whether to run their own health-care exchanges under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Over half of the states have refused to set up their own health exchanges; most of those have also rejected the Act's Medicaid expansion. [read post]
2 May 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a draft of its annual report on the costs and benefits of major federal regulations.President Obama announced his nomination of Tom Wheeler to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, to lead the Department of Transportation (DOT).President Obama nearly completed nominations to fill his cabinet by announcing his… [read post]
1 May 2013, 9:30 pm by Aimee Martin
When the Financial Services Act of 2012 took effect on April 1, the United Kingdom entered into a new system of financial regulatory oversight, including a separate regulator that will focus on providing greater consumer protections. [read post]
30 Apr 2013, 9:30 pm by Maxwell Blum
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote Senator Charles Grassley two letters discussing water treatment regulations, the agency probably did not think it was crafting new regulations. [read post]
29 Apr 2013, 9:30 pm by James Hobbs
Governing the country’s largest city requires massive amounts of information. [read post]
28 Apr 2013, 9:30 pm by Lisa Heinzerling
In his revealing new book about his nearly four years as President Barack Obama’s “regulatory czar,” Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein describes a striking moment:  “After I had been in the job for a few years, a Cabinet member showed up at my office and told my chief of staff, ‘I work for Cass Sunstein. [read post]
26 Apr 2013, 5:11 pm by Green
The following was authored by Eric Lorber and reposted from RegBlog, with the permission of Cary Coglianese. [read post]
25 Apr 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
The Supreme Court decided not to hear a case challenging the new labeling requirements on tobacco products.The Obama Administration released its new drug policy, emphasizing a compromise between legalization and the “War on Drugs” approaches.The Senate confirmed the appointment of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).After proposed gun control legislation was defeated in the Senate, the U.S. [read post]