It could happen here: Regulation off the deep end

    Or should I say regulation OF the deep end.

    California wants organizations that have public pools – cities, hotels, etc. – to hire a certified pool operator, CalWatchdog reports, who has taken a 14-hour training course.

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation is sponsoring the bill. It also provides certification courses for pool operators.

    In the same article, CalWatchdog runs down a bunch of other bad ideas percolating out of the legislature in Sacramento:

    lawmakers have passed bans on smoking and plastic bag use, require fitted sheets in hotels, demanded mandatory breaks periods for babysitters, imposed regulations on fast food, required California public schools to serve breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinners, and have even written laws requiring mandatory spaying and neutering of pets.

    Each Friday, Raising Hale will highlight one crazy thing from the latest headlines that could happen in Connecticut. To suggest a topic, contact Zach.

    It could happen here – Archive:

    False retirement

    Blog police, Part II

    Blog police, Part I

    Doubled taxes