Obama’s Regulatory Burden

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It was revealed in a quietly released 2013 draft of the costs and benefits of federal regulations that regulations created in 2012 generated between $14.8 billion and $19.5 billion in annual costs.

Riding the Tsunami

Report: ‘Regulatory tsunami’ coming from Obama administration in new term
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President Barack Obama’s administration is unleashing a host of new regulations that are expected to add billions in compliance costs for American small businesses, according to a new report.

Tim Kaine: Union Man

Former Democratic governor relies heavily on union label in Virginia Senate race
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Virginia Democratic Senate nominee Tim Kaine is using his union backers to deflect criticism of his history of supporting anti-coal regulation.

U.S. Faces Regulatory Cliff

Looming rules could drive up costs, report says
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The U.S. faces a regulatory as well as a fiscal cliff in 2013 thanks to a slew of environmental regulations that could drive up the cost of electricity and put manufacturers out of business, according to a report authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Obamacare: $27.6 Billion in New Regulations

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A new report released by the American Action Forum shows Obamacare has imposed $27.6 billion in new regulations. Most of the burden of these new regulations will fall on private entities: “at least $20.4 billion in lifetime costs on private entities and $7.2 billion in increased burdens on state budgets,” according to the report.