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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

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

Legislature Takes Aim at Rolling Back Harmful Licensing Laws

These proposals would free up citizens to work, earn money

Michigan’s occupational licensing laws — rules that … and right, shows that licensing laws lead to fewer … would be exempt from licensing rules. The current … Often, they rely on licensed volunteers from out … 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

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