Occupational Licensing


, 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…

, The College Fix
Texas will study how to support college degree alternatives
Shoshana Weissmann

From The College Fix:

The right-leaning R Street Institute is not involved with this report but said the state should look into occupational licensing reform.

“​​So, while trade schools…

, National Review
How Occupational Licensing Contributes to the Student-Loan Crisis
Shoshana Weissmann

As President Joe Biden considers restarting student-loan payments in May, it is worth reflecting on one of the top reasons students have trouble repaying loans in the first place: Many seek an…

Rapid growth in South Dakota requires elimination of appraiser certification bottleneck
Alan Smith

Recently, South Dakota has been a national success story in attracting people and business from other states. The pandemic has accelerated the movement to remote jobs, and this trend is expected to…

Radio: How Fewer Regulations Will Help People Go Back to Work
Marc Hyden

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

Government rules and regulations are intended to protect people from harm. But sometimes those same rules just keep them from working. Marc…

, Newnan Times-Herald
Blown Away: How Government Stifles the Private Market
Marc Hyden

I firmly believe that if the state more frequently adhered to the motto, “that government is best which governs least,” a greater number of people would benefit. Henry David Thoreau popularized…

In SUPPORT of HB 1231, “Niche-Beauty Services Opportunity Act.”
Marc Hyden

Testimony from:
Marc Hyden, Director, State Government Affairs, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of HB 1231, “Niche-Beauty Services Opportunity Act”
February 22, 2022
House Regulated Industries…

Doctors without (virtual) borders for mental and behavioral health in Maryland
Courtney Joslin

Now that we’re beyond most declared states of emergency issued at the onset of the pandemic, most emergency orders allowing expanded telehealth access have also expired. While many people were…

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