What's really behind Senate rules ban

He who makes the rules rules the kingdom:

If an agency wants a new regulation that doesn't fit into those categories, it would have to come before the legislature, which would assess its relative costs and benefits.

The power of government doesn't rest in oratory or documents, it is manifested in the implementation of such. The Roman Senate knew this, and so does the North Carolina Senate. When Senate Republicans ponder this rulemaking ban, they don't have efficiency or economic growth in mind; for them, this represents the disarming of an opponent's troops.

Understanding this is important for Democratic Legislators, and that includes Committee members:

A measure that would stop state agencies from making new rules is on its way to the Senate floor after unanimous approval in the chamber's Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee this morning.

The place to start the resistance to a bad bill like this is in Committee. You may not have enough votes to stop it, but you can send a message to those who haven't been privy to the debate. And a "unanimous approval" is not the message you need to be sending.