Category Archives: nanny state

The City of Bloomington, which thinks it knows how to run taxi cabs and when you should mow your lawn, now knows better than you how big your trash can should be. This city of about 76,000 people in central Illinois is now requiring residents buy $50 trash cans, with an emphasis on the 96-gallon…

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Health officials are considering a “Think Before You Ink” law that would require a mandatory 24-hour waiting period for anybody who wants a tattoo, CBS 2′s Tracee Carrasco reported Monday.
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People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in Shenzhen, officials said — provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced.
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Is it another case of the nanny state, or an innovative way to help you save?…California lawmakers are pushing a controversial, first-in-the-nation plan that would require private-sector employers to remove 3 percent from every worker’s paycheck. The money would go into a new state fund with a guarantee that all withheld funds plus investment gains…
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The Venezuela congress is to discuss legislation next week that would prohibit bottle feeding of infants in an attempt to encourage breast feeding and reduce the use of baby formula.
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WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) – Hindsight will soon be punishable by a $25 fine in this Jersey Shore resort. Wildwood passed a law Wednesday night banning overly saggy pants on the boardwalk, prompted by numerous complaints from longtime visitors about having to see people’s rear ends hanging out in public.
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A bill currently going through the Scottish Parliament seeks to appoint a “named person” to each child in the country. This person, outside of the child’s parents, would “promote, support or safeguard the well-being of the child or young person.”…The Children and Young People Bill, which would be part of the already widely adopted Getting…
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New York – Forget the great outdoors. The Department of Consumer Affairs has sent notice to 17 New York restaurants, telling them that that they will have to close their sidewalk seating areas unless they are willing to comply with the city’s zoning regulations.