A Savannah, Georgia, law that required testing and licensing of tour guides is found unconstitutional.
State-level licensing laws can make it nearly impossible for workers to move from place to place, and that's a particular problem for military spouses. This bipartisan proposal could be a step towards fixing it.
Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to sign a bill removing so-called "good character" provisions from all Oklahoma's occupational licensing laws.
N.Y. Food Police Shut Down a 7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand. This Bill Makes Sure They Can't Do It Again.
"Kids like Brendan Mulvaney are trying to give people sweet lemonade and learn some important business skills but the overzealous state bureaucrats just keep giving taxpayers lemons."
Arizona Is Close to Abolishing an Absurd Licensing Law Requiring 1,000 Hours of Training to Blow-Dry Hair
Another victory for licensing reform in the Grand Canyon State.
If anything, he's understating how ridiculous they are.
"Arizonans who have recently moved here will be able to put their skills to work faster and without all the red tape," says Gov. Doug Ducey.
When "somebody packs up that moving van in Chicago, Illinois, they don't lose their skills on the way to the state of Arizona," says Gov. Doug Ducey.
Krueger's work included highlighting the breadth of licensing in American labor markers, and the economic costs of mandatory government permission slips.
Licensing Reform Opponents Say Unlicensed Barbers Would Be as Dangerous as Unlicensed Chefs. Chefs Aren't Licensed.
Texas barbers and cosmetologists turn to fearmongering.
New proposal from Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Elizabeth Warren would stop states from using the dumbest of all reasons to keep someone out of work.
Licensing laws tend to lock workers in place, but Gov. Doug Ducey says it's time to stop that foolishness.
Occupational licensing programs deprive people of livelihoods and often don't improve public health.
State lawmakers target pet groomers, drain cleaners, interior designers, pecan buyers, athletic trainers, antler dealers, and....art therapists?
A new law in Ohio and an executive order in Idaho require state lawmakers to take a more active role in overseeing occupational licensing boards.
Even if the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying disagrees.
After years of conflict and erratic enforcement, Los Angeles finally passes a formal plan to allow street vending.
There Are 200 California Inmates Fighting the Camp Fire. After Prison, They Likely Won't Be Allowed to Become Firefighters
California's licensing laws mean inmates can risk their lives for less than $2 per day, but can't earn a living after they get out of prison.
A city ordinance let officers harass women as part of a licensing inspection process. A judge ruled it unconstitutional.
Anita and Jim McHaney are suing to overturn "preposterous" regulations on cottage food production.
Florida says "hearing aid specialists" must pass multiple tests and be certified to conduct a full audiological exam, essentially quizzing them on skills and tech dating back to the 1950s.
But the real problem here isn't human-trafficking troops, it's regulators raising crime panic.
Once again, government would best serve the public by just getting out of the way.
As Prisoners, They Can Help Fight California's Huge Wildfires. As Free People, They're Banned From Being Firefighters
California's licensing laws make it almost impossible for individuals with criminal records to become professional firefighters.
Prospective tour guides won't have to cough up nearly $100 and study for weeks to talk about their city anymore.
When life hands you lemons, call the health department to complain.
The granting or withholding of that approval is a powerful lever over our lives.
From occupational licensing reform to legalizing beer-drinking on stage, elected Libertarians are doing some pretty interesting things
Unfortunately, California's Sunset Review process rarely leads to the sunset of anything.
It's no substitute for abolishing unnecessary licenses, but the effort to ease the burden on military families should call attention to this issue.
Lactation consultants are the newest victims of burdensome occupational licensing laws in Georgia. Mary Jackson and the Institute for Justice are fighting back.
Does Pennsylvania need to license barbers? How about "campsite membership salespersons"? Gov. Tom Wolf says no.
Rubio and Elizabeth Warren are teaming up to stop states from restricting occupational licenses for people with unpaid student loan debt.
A summer promotion will cover fines and fees when your local code enforcers come calling.
The bill would have prohibited licensing boards from denying a license solely because an applicant had unpaid student loans or a criminal record.
"This is a disruptive innovation, which is why you're seeing protectionist policies being put into action."
It's the only state to require the nonsensical license, and its state senators just voted to keep it that way.
A new lawsuit challenges a regulation that would take jobs away from capable day care workers, drive up costs, and limit access to early childhood education.
A salon owner complained about "highly disturbing" competition from an app, and the state cosmetology board threatened fines. That won't happen anymore.
Libertarian state Sen. Laura Ebke's bill triggers a review of state licensing laws, opens more opportunities for individuals with criminal histories.
And that's just one of many oddities in the state's licensing laws.
Displaced by Hurricane Maria, Fully Trained Massage Therapists Can't Work Because They Lack Licenses
Blocked from jobs because they lack occupational licenses, they're turning to welfare instead.
State licensing laws for low-income professions limit access to jobs and restrict mobility for those who have them. That's a recipe for economic inequality.