The Department of Housing and Urban Development officially banned smoking in public housing Wednesday, forcing disabled and elderly tenants out on the street to smoke a cigarette.
The Obama administration set a new record Thursday by producing 527 pages worth of new rules and regulations in a single day, bringing the president’s Federal Register up to 81,640 total pages for 2016, the most ever.
Since President Obama has been in office, the number of pages of regulations put out by his administration has hit a record-high, exceeding that of the Bush and Clinton presidencies, according to a count from the Federal Register.
Several taxpayer groups will meet with Obama administration budget officials on Friday to voice concerns about the cost of a proposed student loan regulation that is estimated by Department of Education to cost up to $43 billion.
Labor regulations issued in the last year of the Obama administration will cost the economy roughly $80 billion over the next 10 years and eliminate 150,000 jobs, according to a report from the National Association of Manufacturers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced it will hold a one-day seminar on October 20 focusing “exclusively on issues related” to the agency’s regulatory requirements for children’s pajamas.
Eyebrow threaders in Louisiana are filing a lawsuit against licensing requirements, according to the national public interest law firm Institute for Justice.
The Dodd-Frank financial reforms born out of the 2008 Great Recession have cost the average American household $310 annually, according to a new study.
The Department of Energy now has a specific regulation for wine refrigerators.
Government regulations are responsible for adding $84,671 to the final price of a new single-family home, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders.