by | Jul 6, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania on Tuesday signed HB 1172, a bill that will allow the use of out-of-state occupational licenses in Pennsylvania. Wolf said the “new law will reduce barriers for new Pennsylvanians to work here and shows this is…

by | May 4, 2018

D.C. has been something of a factory of bad ideas of late. Last week, it was the proposal to subject servers to conventional minimum wage laws, despite the fact that they make more when they can count tips towards the…

by | Apr 16, 2018

Most research surrounding the proliferation of overly burdensome professional licensing rules focuses on the economic costs it has for society, but the repercussions of licensing laws go beyond their economic impact. With strict occupational licensing rules in place, entrenched professionals…

by | Mar 22, 2018

Occupational licensing remains one of the most effective methods of restricting employment in the country. Experts have estimated the economic costs of excessively strict occupational licensing around the country at $203 billion. Burdensome licensing rules function as a way for…

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