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28 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
TheFood and Nutrition Service (FNS) proposed a rule to stop payments under the food stamp program to food sellers suspected of fraud.The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) published a final rule permitting credit unions to buy Treasury Inflation Protected Securities.The U.S. [read post]
27 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by James Hobbs
Every year, the federal government distributes $500 billion in grants to more than 1,000 programs. [read post]
26 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Bianca Nunes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a wide-reaching rule to eliminate Medicare regulations that are “unnecessary, obsolete, or overly burdensome on hospitals and health care providers. [read post]
25 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Maxwell Blum
President Obama highlighted environmental regulation as a prominent issue for his second term when he promised to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his inaugural address. [read post]
24 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Tom Baker and Peter Siegelman
Informed observers have long marveled at the high prices charged for low value insurance products sold as “add-ons” to consumers buying other products. [read post]
21 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
The Department of Justice (DOJ) commenced its review of current gun safety technology.The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a rule that would free up airwaves used by the government in order to ease congestion on public and private Wi-Fi networks.Researchers urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to regulate sugar levels in soft drinks.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a study revealing that five percent of American consumers’ credit reports… [read post]
20 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Margot Campbell
Days before President Obama suggested that Americans “shift our cars and trucks off oil for good” during his State of the Union Address, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would require energy companies to increase the amount of cellulosic ethanol in diesel and gasoline. [read post]
19 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Erik Lieberman
The 2012 elections are now in the history books. [read post]
18 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Christina Reichert
Citing climate change as the “primary threat” to the North American Wolverines’ continued existence, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently proposed a rule to recognize wolverines as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. [read post]
17 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Shi-Ling Hsu
Economists on both the left and the right advocate for a carbon tax. [read post]
14 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose payments they make to doctors. [read post]
13 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Alisa Melekhina
Government investigations of search engines and social media websites have created new questions over what constitutes anticompetitive behavior under federal antitrust laws in the digital age. [read post]
12 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by José Carlos Laguna de Paz
Network industries have been national monopolies for decades, so introducing competition in these sectors has been anything but easy. [read post]
11 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
As tax season comes into full swing, so-called “tax professionals”—individuals who prepare taxes for compensation but are not lawyers or accountants—now face unclear regulations—if they face any at all. [read post]
10 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Kevin M. Stack
We live in an era of regulation, but our jurisprudence has fallen behind. [read post]
7 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
See related RegBlog post.The FDA issued new draft guidance on Alzheimer’s drug testing.The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pushed for greater agency transparency.President Obama nominated Sally Jewell to head the Department of the Interior (DOI).Acting Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) administrator Boris Bershteyn announced success in streamlining US and Canadian regulations.A government watchdog group launched a… [read post]
7 Feb 2013, 4:30 am by Christina Reichert
In an eagerly anticipated case for landowners and developers, an upcoming Supreme Court decision may impose new obstacles on government agencies seeking to deny land development permits. [read post]
5 Feb 2013, 10:20 pm by Brian Ryoo
When it comes to consumer product safety, information is key. [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Ashley Kwon
Despite a surge in the number of patents issued and an increase in patent rights in recent years, innovation and spending on research and development has surprisingly not increased in proportion. [read post]
3 Feb 2013, 9:30 pm by Michelle C. Pautz & Sara R. Rinfret
With the recent announcement that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson is stepping down, debate over her successor will invariably lead to renewed conversations over the role of government in protecting the nation’s environment. [read post]