Licensing

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    Licensing reform in the Keystone State

    James Sutton writes for National Review Online about Pennsylvania’s approach to occupational licensing reform. Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf has taken steps toward making it easier for low-skilled workers to enter the job market, releasing a proposal to eliminate state licensing for 13 jobs and streamline the process overall.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2019
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    Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    Let North Carolinians Get to Work!

    Getting an occupational license can be time-consuming and expensive. For instance, becoming a barber in North Carolina takes approximately 722 days (comprised of 1,528 hours of schooling, one year of experience and three exams), thousands of dollars in schooling and hundreds more in fees. And, according to JLF’s Jon…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Senate Judiciary Committee welcomes Freedom to Work bill

    This past Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary committee approved House Bill 770, reports Lindsay Marchello in Carolina Journal. HB 770 is a bill that would make it easier for the citizens with a criminal record to obtain professionals licenses. Marchello writes: Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians are locked out…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
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    Licensing Reform Aims To Make It Easier To Find a Job

    Monday, June 17, 2019, Jon Guze, director of legal studies for the John Locke Foundation and Bill Rowe, general counsel and deputy director of advocacy for the progressive N.C. Justice Center, put out the following joint statement: The North Carolina Senate is currently considering a carefully crafted piece of legislation…
    Brenee Goforth, June 17, 2019