Making It Easier to Work: What Michigan Should Do on Occupational Licensing
Please join us for this program and complimentary luncheon.
Michigan leaders should make it easier for teachers, nurses, therapists, hair stylists, construction workers and others to work in their chosen fields. This is especially true today, when the state is facing shortages in almost every industry.
This Issues and Ideas event will discuss reforms Michigan has made in the last decade as well as ideas for further progress. The panel will feature Jaimie Cavanaugh of the Institute for Justice, an expert in licensing issues from a national perspective; Anne Davis, a psychotherapist who has seen the licensing system up close; and Jarrett Skorup, the Mackinac Center’s expert on Michigan’s licensing laws.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
11:30 a.m. buffet lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. program
The Louie Building
Freedom Hall (6th Floor)
123 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48933
Jaimie Cavanaugh is an attorney with the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm. Her practice focuses on economic liberty and private property. In 2020, she authored the report, Conning the Competition. She also works to end the overuse of fines and fees that can trap people, especially the poor, in the criminal justice system. Growing up outside Detroit, Jaimie learned that individuals, not the government, know what is best for themselves and their families. Jaimie studied Linguistics and German at the University of Michigan and earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado.
Anne Davis, MA, NLC, LLPC is a psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience. With degrees from Central Michigan University and Colorado Christian University, Anne, has a diverse background in the fashion industry, the Chamber of Commerce and ministry work with young adults. Her counseling career has included work with the homeless population, group homes for mentally ill and private practice work with those from all walks of life. She recently moved from Colorado back to her home state of Michigan which presented unexpected challenges. She now works for a counseling center in Midland along with her husband, also a counselor. They are caring for an adult son with disabilities, daughter, puppy and ten chickens were just added to the mix.
Jarrett Skorup is the senior director of marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He authored the reports This Isn’t Working: How Michigan’s Licensing Laws Hurt Workers and Consumers and How to Analyze Occupational Licensing Laws: A Model Review Process. Jarrett earned degrees from Grove City College and has worked at the Mackinac Center for more than a decade.