Taxi Medallions Cost Up to $ 100,000 in Jersey City, NJ

Taxi Medallions Cost Up to $ 100,000 in Jersey City, NJ
December 13, 2013
Economic Liberty
Jersey City, N.J., will auction 20 new taxi medallions, which is expected to earn the city $1.5 million in revenue. They won’t come cheap. As...more

Liquor Licenses in New Mexico Can Cost Almost $ 1 Million

Liquor Licenses in New Mexico Can Cost Almost $ 1 Million
December 6, 2013
Economic Liberty
Two New Mexico retail liquor licenses have sold for $975,000 each, the highest ever in the state. Other businesses and investors have routinely paid between...more

11-Year-Old Oregon Girl Can’t Sell Without a Permit, Told to Beg Instead

11-Year-Old Oregon Girl Canât Sell Without a Permit, Told to Beg Instead
December 3, 2013
Economic Liberty
An 11-year-old girl was barred from selling mistletoe at a holiday market in Portland, Ore., for not having a permit. But she was told it...more

Mississippi Bans Food Bans

Mississippi Bans Food Bans
November 26, 2013
Economic Liberty
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to all but outright prohibit trans-fats and require chain restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores to label their menus and freshly...more

Denver Suburb Drops Eminent Domain from Redevelopment Plan After Citizen Outcry

Denver Suburb Drops Eminent Domain from Redevelopment Plan After Citizen Outcry
November 22, 2013
Property Rights
Property owners in Erie, Colo., could have been the latest victims of eminent domain for private gain. But last week, well over 100 residents packed...more

D.C. Area Residents Egg On their County Officials over Backyard Chickens

D.C. Area Residents Egg On their County Officials over Backyard Chickens
November 19, 2013
Property Rights
They may not be as cute and cuddly as cats and dogs, but families nationwide are raising chickens in their own backyards.  But in some...more

Minnesota Could Create an Interior Designer Cartel (And for No Good Reason)

Minnesota Could Create an Interior Designer Cartel (And for No Good Reason)
November 8, 2013
Economic Liberty
Minnesota is considering a new bill (HF 1052) that would mandate licenses for interior designers. Currently, only three states, Florida, Louisiana, and Nevada, license interior designers....more

Michigan Lawmakers are Fighting Back Against Useless Licenses to Work

Michigan Lawmakers are Fighting Back Against Useless Licenses to Work
November 7, 2013
Economic Liberty
From teeth-whiteners in Alabama to hairbaiders in Texas, local and state governments plague entrepreneurs with occupational licensing laws, wasting their time and money to earn unnecessary credentials. Many...more

Food Trucks are Completely Banned in Chicago Suburb

Food Trucks are Completely Banned in Chicago Suburb
November 4, 2013
Economic Liberty
Dave Spoerl, a local food truck operator and Fox Valley resident, makes award-winning barbeque and gourmet pizzas from his Slow Foods truck. His brown sauce has won...more

Fighting What Many Others Can’t: Nashville Landowner Wins Eminent Domain Compensation Dispute

Fighting What Many Others Canât: Nashville Landowner Wins Eminent Domain Compensation Dispute
October 29, 2013
Property Rights
After a four-year-long legal battle, Tower Investments has finally been awarded an additional $19.2 million in lost compensation for the land that was seized through eminent...more

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