• John Locke Update

    Shine the light on North Carolina’s regulatory dark matter

    posted February 12, 2021 by Jon Sanders
    Regulatory dark matter are "rules" we don't know are rules — policies, guidelines, interpretive statements, etc. that state agencies enforce against people as if they were rules. There's no telling how much regulatory dark matter there is in North Carolina. Legislators should require agencies to identify regulatory dark matter and either repeal or formally adopt them, and they already have the language to do so.
  • John Locke Update

    Stay Vigilant in the Fight Against Red Tape

    posted June 21, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    A new look at rule-making activity in North Carolina shows that regulation, as the old beach tee puts it, keeps on truckin’. In past years, the John Locke Foundation published…
  • John Locke Update

    Throttling Down Some on Costly Rulemaking

    posted January 18, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    The conference report on House Bill 162, which has already passed the Senate, includes a common-sense adjustment of the state’s sunset provisions with periodic review. That regulatory…
  • Press Release

    Reining in regulators would boost N.C. liberty, economy

    posted February 22, 2010
    RALEIGH — North Carolina falls well short of other states and the federal government in protecting people from burdensome government regulations. That’s the conclusion of the John Locke Foundation’s legal…

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