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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

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

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

Good With His Hands, But Sidelined By Massage License Requirement

Study: 'You need a license for that' mostly about keeping competition down, prices up

… and more for a state licensing application and mandatory … his massage therapy license. Michigan  requires … training to become a licensed massage therapist. … graduation." Michigan only began licensing massage therapists … more

Michigan Will Soon Restrict Real Estate Agents When Displaying Their Names

New state licensing rules called anti-competitive

… Legislature decided to revise licensing rules for real estate … well as the official licensing agency. But new mandates … through the state’s licensing process, or else … down branches in which licensed brokers are not regularly … 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

Why Michigan Licensing Laws Are So Destructive

Everything you need to know about occupational regulations in the Great Lakes State

The state of Michigan licenses about 160 occupations … more. Occupational licensing is the fees, educational … Skorup speaks about why licensing laws in the Great … more