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Barber Bill Barely Takes Anything Off The Top

Wholesale changes — not minor trims — to business regulations needed in Michigan

… things I look for in a barber, but the fact they are … hours required for barbers to get into the business. … because he did his barber training in Ohio, which … problem with the state’s barber requirement — "overly … more

1,200 Hours To Be a Lawyer, But 2,000 To Be a Barber

New bill would repeal haircut licensing standards

… Michigan. Yet, to be a barber in Michigan, someone … license mandates on barber school, barber colleges and barbers. McMillin said he … more

Why Does the State License Barbers?

Licensing bill doesn't go far enough

… instruction at a licensed barber college that an individual … of education in a "barber college" to work, compared … year asked Michigan Barber School Director Darryl … get a haircut in a barber shop five years from … more

Jan. 13, 2012 MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call

… Senate Bill 857 : Ban barber pole display by unlicensed … earning a living as a barber unless he or she gets … license from displaying a barber pole. Under current law, barbering is illegal without … more

Helping the Little Guy: Relieve Occupational Licensing Requirements and Fees

… down tile. State barbers have among the heaviest … of the seven private barber colleges in the state. … colleges training Michigan barbers fight tirelessly to … gain (like the private barber colleges) devote more … more

Texas Looks to Decrease Occupational Licensing

Michigan should follow suit, remove more barriers to work

… coaches, auctioneers, barbers, cosmetologists and … licenses painters , barbers , lower-level contractors … more

Jobs Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Licensing and regulation overkill hurts job market.

… hair-braiding, the Barber, Cosmetology/Barber, Esthetics, Electrology … largely of licensed barbers and cosmetologists, … work. Barbers are required to spend … more

Nov. 18 MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call Report

… Authorize mobile barbershops Introduced … earning a living as a barber unless he or she gets … explicitly allow a barber to operate a mobile barbershop in a vehicle or … more

Everyone Should Have an Opportunity to Prosper

Regulations often hinder people from work

… licenses,' he says. Aspiring barbers, cabdrivers, tree trimmers, … burdensome mandates onto barbers , security guards, … more

April 13, 2012, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call

… Bill 5517 : Repeal barber licensure mandate … earning a living as a barber unless he or she gets … study at a licensed barber college, paying fees, … comprised of incumbent barbers who have received political … more

Mackinac Center for Public Policy Director of Education Policy Audrey Spalding describes her latest study on right-to-work law violations in public school contracts and suggests why districts and unions are ignoring the law.


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