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.
The cost of U.S. regulations is now larger than Germany’s economy, amounting to a $4 trillion loss to the American economy, according to a new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
The Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would restrict what advice a financial expert could give to employees, a move that would drive up costs and limit the types of retirement plans offered to those who work at small businesses, according to critics.