News stories of interest on matters regulatory:
- The Hill, October 9, “New Obama policy may restrict federal power and boost state, local authority.” The issue is federal preemption. President Obama has instructed his executive branch agencies to avoid preemption language in federal regulations, with the eventual result being the establishment of 50 state regulatory regimes determined by the court system. The approach gives trial lawyers more venues in which to sue manufacturers.
- Washington Post, October 13, “A Vigorous Push From Federal Regulators,” a roundup of the Administration’s aggressive regulation.
- Washington Examiner, October 12, Chris Stirewalt column, “Obama will stick with embattled OSHA nominee if he knows who pays the bills,” writing about David Michaels, the President’s nominee to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. See also The Hill, “Industry wants OSHA nominee hearing.”
UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): More from Brad Peck at The ChamberPost blog, “Vast Regulatory Apparatus.”
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