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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

State Senate Tightens Rules on Driver’s License

The three-ticket rule may inflict collateral damage

… from renewing their license if they have three … does not renew the license belonging to a driver … would refuse to renew a license. But the Legislature … from renewing their license. Proponents of … 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 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

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

When Firefighters Aren’t Allowed to Fight Fires

Licensing rules prevent ex-convicts from contributing productively to society

… getting a firefighter’s license. In other words, California … of Michigan doesn’t license firefighters (nor should … release. That’s because licensing requirements stand … occupations the state licenses have “good moral character” … 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