Occupational Licensing

Publications

, Washington Times
Reform would give military spouses more job options
Shoshana Weissmann

From Washington Times:

“Military spouses shouldn’t have to constantly jump through duplicative hoops just to be allowed to work,” said Shoshana Weissmann, a resident fellow at R Street, a…

, Free to Offend
Podcast: Episode 29: When Spongebob ‘gets it,’ politicians better start getting on board as well
Shoshana Weissmann

From Free to Offend:

When otherwise wonky policy issues seem to be showing up on shows like South Park, Bobs Burgers and even Spongebob Square Pants, it would seem like popular culture might…

In support of Senate Bill 131
Alan Smith

Chairman Johnson, Vice Chair Cirino, Ranking Member Williams and all members of the Senate Workforce & Higher Education Committee:

My name is Alan Smith and I am a Senior Fellow and Midwest…

, The Missouri Times
Missouri is becoming a national leader on occupational licensing reforms
Shoshana Weissmann

Over the last few years, Missouri has cleared the way for more people in the state to find work and has also lowered barriers of those moving into its towns and cities to pursue employment.
This…

R Street applauds the introduction of two occupational licensing reform bills in Congress
William Gray

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, two members of Congress introduced worthwhile occupational licensing reforms that wield the federal government’s power while respecting federalism. Rep. Diana…

, The Dispatch
How the Feds Can Cut Down on Onerous Employment Restrictions
Shoshana Weissmann & C. Jarrett Dieterle

Whether it’s requiring a license to arrange flowers or limits on pharmacists administering vaccines, excessive barriers to work and care are a nationwide problem without an obvious nationwide…

, The Grio
Decertify the Police: As states wrestle with police brutality, one solution was there all along
Shoshana Weissmann & C. Jarrett Dieterle

From The Grio:

How does this work? Just like any other profession. State governments offer licenses to practice a slew of occupations: lawyers, hairdressers, doctors, teachers, florists, heck…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Is Georgia serious about being the best state for business?
Marc Hyden

Hang around Georgia policymakers long enough and you’ll notice a common refrain: they boast about Area Development Magazine naming Georgia the top state in which to do business several years…

, Governing
Doug Ducey Prepares to Lead Arizona Into the Post-Pandemic World
Shoshana Weissmann

From Governing:

Arizona recognizes professional licenses issued in other states in nearly all cases, meaning that when people move to Arizona, their license comes with them. “He genuinely was…

Radio: Shoshana Weissmann Joins Mornings with Bilal
Shoshana Weissmann

From Canada Talks SiriusXM 167:

Shoshana Weissman (Senior Manager, Digital Media, Communications at the R Street Institute) joined Bilal Vakani on Mornings on Canada Talks to discuss ‘Let…