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The Most Bizarre Licenses in Michigan

Potato dealers, foresters, butter graders and more

… (Unlike other state licenses, these requirements … such protectionist licensure regimes into so many … surprisingly, occupational licensing barriers that make … both high occupational licensing barriers and punitive … more

Past Mistakes Haunt Builder Trying to Find Work

Michigan’s occupational licensure mandate can permanently impair those with criminal records

… chance. His dream is to be a licensed skilled tradesman. … do requires a state license. And like most states, … background from obtaining a license. About 70 percent of Michigan’s licensed occupations – including … more

Vet Saves Dog's Life, Family is Happy – State Sanctions Him

The problem with occupational licensing

… have lost his state license. Why? Because a state … Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, … same standard to all licensed professions? A building … are subject to state licensing. This means workers … more

Ex-Con Working as Nurse Gets Denied License When Moving to Michigan

Great Lakes State has some of the most stringent laws in the nation

… state, but Michigan’s licensing agency denied him … seeking an occupational license in health care fields … — and it can deny a license to anyone with a conviction, … gainful employment due to licensing requirements. Refusing … 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

Michigan Requires More Than 200 Occupational Licenses

And the fee to be a plumber is twice as much as a doctor

… Michigan, you need to get a license — at least to work … the state of Michigan licenses. These licenses, which typically require … Michigan occupational licensing laws remain a much-overlooked … more

A Federal Bill to Loosen Licensing Requirements

And a step for Michigan to follow suit

… The “Alternatives to Licensing that Lowers Obstacles … their occupational license in any state or military … teacher, my sister is licensed in one state, but sometimes that license doesn’t transfer to … more

Michigan’s Regulatory Laws Lead to Fewer Jobs, More Crime

Licensing rules are a criminal justice issue

… withhold the occupational license required for a job. … comes to occupational licensing, the state is unjustly … Some States Reconsider Licenses ” — with a focus … included changes to licensing in a bill that would … more

An Opening for Michigan Licensing Reform

When the state asks for higher fees, repeal the mandates

… million in revenue for licenses and permits. But the … Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, … law requires to be licensed. In theory, the fees … departments. Last year, Michigan’s licensing apparatus collected … more

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