Occupational Licensing

Quick Thought – this is goodness, Gov. Chris!

by Skip January 10, 2018

The governor and GOP leadership also want to make it easier to get occupational licenses in fields ranging from athletic trainer to well pump installer, with a bill to create an agency with oversight of occupational licensing, now handled by a variety of state boards, commissions and departments. That’s from a piece talking about a […]

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Notable Quote – Patrick McLaughlin, Matt Mitchell, Anne Philpot

by Skip November 14, 2017

Occupational licensing is ostensibly intended to protect the public from unsafe and low-quality service, but there is little evidence this intention is realized. Rather, there is a growing consensus among economists that these rules serve to protect incumbent providers from competition by creating barriers for new entrants that lead to higher prices for consumers. – […]

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Will NH Democrats Follow Obama’s Lead on Occupational Licensing?

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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There is an overlooked paragraph in president Obama’s 2016 budget fact sheet that might actually prove useful to real people trying to find work in the real world. Reducing Unnecessary Occupational Licensing. The Budget seeks to reduce occupational licensing barriers that keep people from doing the jobs they have the skills to do by putting […]

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