Occupational Licensing

Publications

Letter on S.1309 – “An Act relative to hormonal contraceptives.”
Courtney Joslin & Nicolas John

January 17, 2020

Senator Joanne Comerford
Chair, Senate Committee on Public Health
State House, Room 413-C

Representative John J. Mahoney
Chair, House Committee on Public Health
State…

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Reason Quick Hits: January 15, 2019
Shoshana Weissmann

From reason:

Positive momentum on occupational licensing reform in Iowa:

“One quarter of Iowa’s workforce requires some kind of professional license. If that sounds like a lot, that’s…

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Arizona Governor Wants To Put the Public in Charge of Licensing Boards
Shoshana Weissmann

From reason:

“Making boards more accountable to the public can help reduce the likelihood of regulatory capture,” says Shoshana Weissmann, a fellow with the R Street Institute, which advocates for…

, Step Up Podcast
TPPF Podcast on Occupational Licensing Reform
Shoshana Weissmann

From Step Up Podcast:

The purple-haired social media influencer with 50,000 twitter followers talks about how she’s made mundane topics like occupational licensing reform great again!

R Street Applauds Enactment of Portable Certification of Spouses Act
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (Jan. 7, 2019) – The R Street Institute applauds the enactment of the Portable Certification of Spouses (PCS) Act, signed into law in December by the president.

Introduced by Senators…

, Heartland Institute
The U.S. Primary Care Shortage
Courtney Joslin

From Heartland Institute:
The Heartland Institute’s health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Courtney Joslin, resident fellow in commercial freedom at Washington, DC’s R Street Institute,…

Georgia Should Help Military Spouses with Occupational Licenses Get Back to Work
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Jan. 6, 2020) – Nearly 30 percent of Americans must have an occupational license in order to work. Each specific license has a unique set of requirements, which makes it more difficult…

Georgia Should Help Military Spouses Enter The Workforce
Marc Hyden & C. Jarrett Dieterle

If they are, in fact, married to a servicemember who has been transferred and have a current occupational license in good standing, then Georgia ought not prevent them from working. Rather, the state…

, PEW
Student Loan System Presents Repayment Challenges
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

From PEW:

There are current efforts at both the federal and state levels to remove this consequence of student loan default. Dalal and Thompson, “The Self- Defeating Consequences”; R Street…

You got a license for that?
Shoshana Weissmann

From Battleground Florida with Christopher Heath:

R-Street Senior Manager Shoshana Weissmann joins the podcast to discuss Occupational Licensing and how barriers to employment limit job…