The Huffington Post: Flushing Busybody Politicians

Original Source: The Huffington Post Regulators must think they need to bolster their collective bad reputations as the worst sort of busybodies. Showing that no issue is too small, regulators in the nation’s capital have prohibited labeling flushable wipes – a useful product loved by mothers of infants and messy toddlers to the elderly, and e...

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Crain's New York Business: NYC must keep promise to reduce small-business fines

Original Source: Crain's New York Business City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently announced commonsense measures to help small businesses comply with the myriad of local laws that they might not understand. Tucked in the middle of her State of the City speech were proposals to waive penalties for business owners who attend certain ...

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Times Ledger: Queens Chamber says ban on flushable wipes could hurt business

Original Source: Times Ledger A proposed bill that would ban the sale of flushable wipes is being met with resistance. New York lawmakers introduced a bill in February 2015 that would prohibit wipes from being labeled as flushable unless the wipes pass a test determined by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection. According to the bill, ...

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The Washington Examiner: Time to flush DC's ban on flushable wipes

Original Source: Washington Examiner As Congress and the new administration focus on infrastructure, we have our own infrastructure challenges in Washington, D.C., none more than with our storm and sanitary sewer systems. Technological innovations are among the sources of those challenges, and innovation will be key to effective response. Sewer...

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The Washington Times: Wiping out the Commerce Clause

Original source: The Washington Times D.C.’s flushable wipes bill would prevent companies from selling their product across the nation ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Flushable wipes” are a small product. But if not vetoed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a bill just passed by the D.C. City Council will place those wipes at the center of a very significant lawsu...

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