Regulatory Reform


, Discourse
Good Ideas that Might Find Favor In a New Era
Sean Speer

From Discourse:

The evidence from places that use regulatory budgeting (which include the U.K., Canada and a handful of U.S. states) is fairly clear: regulatory budgeting lowers the costs of…

Regulatory Reform and the Pandemic
Shoshana Weissmann & Courtney Joslin

From Dreier RoundTable Claremont McKenna College:

Shoshana Weissmann and Courtney Joslin at R Street:
While states are increasingly embracing the value of occupational licensing…

As the virus spikes again, here are narrow regulatory reforms that can expand access to care
Shoshana Weissmann & Courtney Joslin

As the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is being transported across the United States, more Americans than ever are suffering from the virus. Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses, it’s…

, Complex
NYC Lawmaker Proposes $3 Surcharge on Packages To Fund MTA and People Aren’t Happy
Shoshana Weissmann

From Complex:

Literally forcing poorer people to go outside in a big city during the pandemic during which home delivery has been a godsend
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth…

, Inside Sources
Defeating COVID Means Continuing to Defeat Onerous Regulations
Philip Wallach

From Inside Sources:

On the flip side, the Trump administration implemented its “Operation Warp Speed” plan, designed to quickly push vaccine candidates through existing barriers at the FDA.

, American Bar Association
Common Cause New York v. Brehm Is the Canary in the Coal Mine When It Comes to Voting by Mail in the Coronavirus Age
Kevin Kosar

From American Bar Association:

Judge Nathan’s opinion meticulously describes disturbing testimony from New York City Board of Elections Executive Director Michael J. Ryan, one of the officials…

Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA34
Eli Lehrer

To: Amy DeBisschop
Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division

From: The R Street Institute,…

, Carolina Journal
Video: R Street’s Courtney Joslin says COVID-19 vaccine success depends on pharmacist regulation reform
Courtney Joslin

From Carolina Journal:

Courtney Joslin, commercial freedom fellow at the R Street Institute, discusses her Mercatus Center report on pharmacy scope-of-practice reform. Joslin offered these…

, DC Chamber of Commerce
Pivoting from Pandemic to Recovery
Shoshana Weissmann & Philip Wallach

From DC Chamber of Commerce:

The swift transition to telehealth in the region, for example, was the result of temporary deregulation, including allowing out-of-state medical professionals to…

, Washington Examiner
The Postal Service is flawed, but it can deliver our ballots
Steven Greenhut

As we head toward a contentious national election, an unlikely agency in the United States Postal Service has come into the crosshairs. Since the Founding Fathers gave Congress the power to establish…