The number of election year midnight regulations imposed during lame-duck periods typically doubles. And that is especially true when a rival party is assuming the White House.
The midnight rules are the so-called regulations created by the executive branch of an outgoing President’s administration, between the November election and the January inauguration.
But throw in the “Cinderella effect” and “status quo bias” and things can get pretty messy in the world of regulatory actions.
So, why should you be paying close attention?