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State Licensing Laws Affecting Where People Choose to Live

Another reason to loosen labor regulations

… workers needed to be licensed to work legally. Today … strongly suggests that licensing is usually arbitrary … paper, Occupational Licensing and Interstate Migration , … suggests that strict licensing laws are specially … more

Do You Feel Endangered When You Travel Out of State?

Licensing laws are arbitrary

… that many occupational licensing laws are unnecessary … workforces that are licensed. Michigan borders … of their population licensed. So the … Each state has fewer licensing requirements than … more

MichiganVotes: Legislation Would Eliminate Licensing Mandate on Dietitians, Nutritionists

State report: 'It does not appear that licensing dietitians and nutritionists is necessary to protect the public'

… required to have a license there, the state board … also requires strict licensing for those providing … care services unless licensed or otherwise authorized." … work supervised by a licensed professional and complete … more

Detroit Dishes Out Excessive Taxes, Fees To Business Owners

City licensing and inspection fees among the highest measured; $400 for an awning

… $1,800 for a valet license. And the city taxes … just keep taxing and licensing us to death to bring … would cost in terms of licensing and inspection fees … reviewing four common licensing fees. Detroit ($2,660) … more

Two Cheers for Legislators on Licensing

Good progress in 2013, more to be done

… issue is occupational licensing state rules that … profession. Rolling back licensure mandates requires … It also tweaked some licensing requirements for … explored reforming licensure mandates on landscape … more

Licensing Lunacy

… Kentucky used occupational licensing laws to shut down … involves John Rosemond, a licensed family psychologist … of advice merits a license from Kentucky. The … with a host of other licensing mandates , Michigan … more

Inconsistent Licensing Requirements

State needs fewer regulations, more jobs

… being based on safety, licensing requirements for … imposing occupational licensure without valid concerns … requirements. Michigan licenses painters , barbers , … examples where the state licenses some things, and not … more

Why Does the State License Barbers?

Licensing bill doesn't go far enough

… instruction at a licensed barber college that … (IJ), which monitors licensing in every state, Michigan s … of Alabama had no licensing requirement for barbers. … completely. Often, the purpose of licensure is to protect certain … more

The Harm of Occupational Licensing Laws

Michigan's 'guild-ridden labor market' hurts economy; does not protect consumer health and safety

… look into occupational licensing. What had … Case of Occupational Licensing . Licensure is a mandate by the … way. Kleiner said the rise of licensing in recent decades … more

House Chips Away at Licensing Mandates

Senate continues to ignore reforms

… state has a lot of licensing mandates that drive … policy. So consider licensing. A House committee … that would eliminate license requirements for dietitians … nutritionists . The bill to license these workers was only … more

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The State of Michigan claims the tens of millions of dollars it spends each year advertising the tourism industry brings in needed tax dollars, but the industry fails to show the data. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy devised a study and found that for every dollar spent, only two cents comes back to the state, and only to a select segment of the tourism industry.

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