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February 12, 2019

Here’s why De Blasio’s wrongheaded tenant protection proposal is dead on arrival

This article was originally published by The Hill on February 12th, 2019. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a new proposal that would threaten landlords he believes are pushing tenants out of their homes. In addition to fines and penalties, De Blasio recently announced that the city ultimately may "seize their buildings" and ...

February 11, 2019

Are Florida’s Hearing Aid Regulators Listening to the Call for Deregulation?

This article was originally published in Sunshine State News on February 8th, 2019. Last week in Orlando, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis convened dozens of government officials who run Florida's 23 professional licensing boards for what he called a "Deregathon" event to advance an agenda of "aggressive and appropriate deregulation." The idea was fo ...

February 11, 2019

Welcome to California, land of 1,000 laws — and that’s just this year

This article was originally published in The Hill on February 6th, 2019. I've lived in California almost my entire life. And if there's one thing you can count on in this glorious state, it's the ability of the people to join together to overcome adversity in pursuit of the common good. But that healthy sense ...

September 24, 2018

Proposed changes will help recover endangered species

Originally published by The Hill, September 24, 2018. For the past 45 years, the Endangered Species Act has been America's most popular environmental law. In at least one critical respect, that popularity is well deserved: less than 1 percent of species protected by the Endangered Species Act have gone extinct. However, it also has fallen ...

January 30, 2018

Water, Property Rights and the Public Trust Doctrine

Originally published in The Daily Journal on January 30th 2019. Even if Mark Twain never actually said, "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over," nowhere is this maxim better illustrated than in California, where people have been claiming, diverting and fighting over water since pioneers and prospectors first started rolling in. Califo ...