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Georgia Should Help Military Spouses Enter The Workforce

Key Points

Recognizing out-of-state military spouse licenses will help them get back to work and provide for their families, make it less likely that they will seek taxpayer funded assistance, and boost reenlistment rates.

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 should remove licensing boards’ discretion over whether to recognize out-of-state licenses and allow military spouse licensure portability across state lines. Doing so would greatly benefit an untold number of Georgians and the operability of the United States military.

Press release: Georgia Should Help Military Spouses with Occupational Licenses Get Back to Work

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