Whipple Clip Dozen: Monday Morning

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    Thanks to Tom Whipple for the Monday “Clips.”

    1. LANDES WANTS VIRGINIA STUDY OF YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLS

    4. FLU SPIKES IN PARTS OF VA.; VACCINE COVERS 3 STRANDS

    6. HAMPTON VOTES TO BUY LAND ON CAMPUS OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR DEAF, BLIND AND MULTI-DISABLED

    8. NEXT CHIEF JUSTICE FINDS STRENGTH IN HER RURAL ROOTS

    11. THE EXPRESSWAY TO HIGHER TOLLS

    13. TRANSPORTATION PLAN FALLS FAR SHORT

    15. TO REVIVE THE ECONOMY, PULL BACK THE RED TAPE (op-ed by Mark Warner)

    17. FEDS THREATEN TOUGHER RULES ON STORMWATER RUNOFF

    19. METRO BOARD LIKELY TO CHANGE BEFORE ANY OUTSIDE REFORMS OCCUR

    20. MUNICIPALITIES FRUGAL WITH BONUSES IN HAMPTON ROADS

    21. ALEXANDRIA PLANS FACELIFT FOR HISTORIC WATERFRONT

    23. NO DEATH PENALTY FOR HUGUELY, COPS SAY

    • Dan Sullivan

      First, you have to ask: does Mark Warner really believe that red-tape is stifling fresh investment? That bogeyman regulatory uncertainty twins with uncertainty over taxes to derail innovation and entrepreneurship?

      Then you ponder how simple the solution is:

      As a former CEO, I think the best option is to adopt a regulatory “pay as you go” system. I am drafting legislation that would require federal agencies to identify and eliminate one existing regulation for each new regulation they want to add.

      And to regulate the deregulation you add legislative bureaucratic oversight to executive bureaucratic oversight:

      Yes, it will require some effort to design transparent and credible assessments of the economic impact of each regulation. And yes, agencies should be required to report their proposed actions to Congress so lawmakers can review the merits of the agency’s arguments for eliminating significant regulations.

      So, in a case such as when the banks were re-regulated and there were no old regulations to trade-off, could other agencies create regulatory derivatives and trade for future regulatory initiatives?

      To whom is Senator Warner trying to appeal?