News and Commentary
The North Dakota State Senate unanimously passed a bill that gives gives licensing reciprocity to military spouses moving to the state.
The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran analyze a case in Mississippi where an occupational licensing statute runs afoul of First Amendment rights. It took a Fifth Circuit decision to determine that a company could use their trademarked phrase “tire engineers” despite their employees not being licensed engineers.
The American Council on Science and Health highlights some key rent-causing problems in the Healthcare industry.
Jo Ciavaglia looks at how occupational licensing requirements hurt former criminals. In addition to the typical restrictive nature of licensing, “good moral character” clauses make it harder for them to successfully rebuild their life.
The Las Vegas Review tells the story of Royal Byron and the hoops he had to jump through to open Nevada’s first barber school due to licensing requirements.
Andrew Meehan and Jared Meyer write about local preemption and other licensing reforms currently sweeping the country.
Maine State Sen. Dave Miramant introduced a pair of bills that make changes to the state’s licensing regime. One makes out-of-state training acceptable for receiving Cosmetology licenses.