Occupational Licensing


, The Washington Times
Finding jobs for military spouses remains a challenge for Pentagon leaders
Shoshana Weissmann

From The Washington Times:

“With military spouses, the main issue is that licenses don’t transfer easily across state lines,” said Shoshana Weissmann, an analyst who works on occupational…

, The Dispatch
Criminalizing Work and Harming (Almost) Everyone in the Process
Shoshana Weissmann

From The Dispatch:

Indeed, the Florida roofer case is a particularly good (bad) example of licensing gone wrong. As R Street’s Shoshana Weissman documented last week, this man was not a…

, Forbes
Reducing Barriers To Entrepreneurship Among Military Spouses
Caroline Kitchens

From Forbes:

These labor market issues are a consequence of circumstantial challenges. Unsurprisingly, as a 2018 report from the Council of Economic Advisers found, they encounter “geographic…

, NY Sun
Solutions for America’s ‘Artificial’ Teacher Shortage Depend on Who Is Talking
Shoshana Weissmann

From NY Sun:

A policy fellow at the R Street Institute, Shoshana Weissman is an advocate of licensing reform as one means of increasing the available pool of prospective teachers. Ms. Weissman…

, Orange County Register
‘Freedom’ isn’t the right word to describe the state of things in California
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – It’s hard to understand the rationale for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Independence Day political ad in Florida, which urged Floridians to “join us in California where we still believe in…

, Reason
It’s Becoming Easier to Get Permission to Work, But Not by Enough
Shoshana Weissmann

From Reason:

“Occupational licensing reform is having its moment,” Shoshana Weissmann wrote last November for the R Street Institute even before recent changes and new evidence that easing…

Letter in support of allowing part-time lawyers to be admitted to practice law in Tennessee
Shoshana Weissmann

Dear Mr. Hivner,

We at the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization focused on advancing limited, effective government in a variety of areas, write in support of the…

, The Federalist Society
Podcast: Deep Dive Episode 221 – A Discussion on Occupational Licensing feat. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox
Shoshana Weissmann

From The Federalist Society:

On June 7, 2022, the Regulatory Transparency Project hosted a live discussion on occupational licensing via Twitter Spaces.

Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox opened…

R Street responds to RSC’s “Blueprint to Save America” FY23 budget
William Gray

WASHINGTON (June 9, 2022)—Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), released their “Blueprint to Save America,” a legislative framework aimed at reducing the burden of government on…

, Libertas Institute
A conversation about occupational licensing with Governor Cox
Shoshana Weissmann

From Libertas Institute:

“Occupational licensing creep is a real thing” – Governor Spencer Cox.

Occupational licensing regulation has frequently created anti-worker sentiment. Its…

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