Universal licensing netted Arizona several thousand jobs, study finds
“The law is a resounding success. Economic mobility can require geographic mobility, and this law opens up that potential,” said Shoshana Weissmann, fellow at the R Street Institute. “Rigid laws based on location of where qualifications were obtained rather than on the qualifications themselves stop people from accessing supply of professionals, raise prices on consumers, and prevent mobility. According to this report, Senator Warren(Petersen) and Governor Ducey made Arizona a leader and it’s going to pay off very well for their state.”
R Street studies occupational licensing reform and advises officials when they’re crafting policies.