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Arbitrary Licensing Requirements Should be Scrapped

Unemployment is a leading indicator for recidivism

… require a state-mandated license to work for approximately … painting, obtaining a license means proving you are … are ineligible for a license. In some professions … would be better for licensing boards to use common … more

How State Licensing Rules Harmed Flood Recovery

… for repairs. State licensing laws exacerbated … workers — to jump through licensing hoops such as fulfilling … states that do not license these contractors, … noticeably worse off. Licensing laws have major costs. … 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

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

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 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

Cleaning Hats in Detroit Still Requires a License

Obsolete rules mock the rule of law, warns expert

… that wash hats get a license. The ordinance was … the city’s Business License Division. Those businesses … repealing its occupational licensing requirements for … hasn’t enforced the licensing mandate in at least … 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

Regulatory Reform: Make Michigan a Job and Income-Growth Leader

Reevaluate state occupational licenses

… analyzing occupational licenses in Michigan. What … the Great Lakes State licenses at least 160 occupations … while advocates of more licensing — typically the industries being licensed — claim this protects … more

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There aren’t many policies that get near unanimous support from economists, but free trade is one of them. Despite this, a central theme of the 2016 presidential campaign, heard from both political parties, was that free trade was somehow harmful to the United States and corrective action was needed. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, makes the case for why President Trump’s assessment of free trade is misguided.

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