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Why Does Michigan License Painters?

Few other states do

… needless government licensing requirements and … used to justify state licensing. According to the … only 10 states require licenses for painters . If unlicensed painters were a harm … more

License to (Not) Work: Mackinac Center Releases New Study on Occupational Licensing

Assessing the impact of arbitrary licensing laws on the Michigan economy

… Analyst 989-698-1908 skorup@mackinac.org MIDLAND — Occupational licensing increases costs for … Working: How Michigan’s Licensing Laws Hurt Workers … Michigan residents need a license from the state to perform … hearing aid dealers. Licenses are widely believed … more

Michigan Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Licensing Bill

Sen. Peters, Rep. Walberg working together to remove needless barriers to employment

Occupational licensing laws are a growing … strongly suggests that licensing rules are largely … once an industry is licensed — everyone from painters … real estate agents is licensed these days — it becomes … 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

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

Tackle Licensing for Good Policy in Michigan

New York Times covers fight to allow people to work

… write-up on occupational licensing laws across the United … zeal among states for licensing all sorts of occupations … a bid to roll back licensing rules. When … so when it comes to licensing mandates on individuals, … more