From New Boston Post:

The amendment filed by Elugardo received praise from Shoshanna Weissman of R Street Institute, and Mike Tanner of the CATO Institute, when asked for comment by New Boston Post.

Weissman, who works on occupational licensing reform, told New Boston Post in an email message that she was happy to see the amendment added to the budget.

“This is fantastic,” Weissman wrote, “and I’m so excited the measure has such broad sponsorship! The practice of natural hair braiding is safe without the braider holding a cosmetology license that teaches students practices wholly unrelated to braiding. This measure will enable entrepreneurs to get into business at a critical time without negative effects on safety.”

As Weissman noted, the amendment has 17 co-sponsors in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

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