More states embrace licensing reform
More states embrace licensing reform
Eric Boehm | July 06, 2016|   15
Achan Agit fled the civil war in Sudan and ended up in the middle of Iowa, where she found herself in a different kind of conflict. Despite having a lifetime of experience and knowledge in the craft of traditional African hair braiding, she was unable to get a license to work because the Hawkeye State required […]
Iowa repeals hairbraiding regulations
Iowa repeals hairbraiding regulations
Eric Boehm | June 08, 2016|   22
As part of the state budget passed last week, lawmakers in Iowa voted to exempt natural hairbraiding from the state’s cosmetology licensing requirements.
Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports
Bet on it: Mississippi legalizes daily fantasy sports
Steve Wilson | May 17, 2016|   5
Daily fantasy sports league operators will be able to operate legally in Mississippi after a bill passed by the Legislature was signed into law.
Are ESAs the future of school choice?
Are ESAs the future of school choice?
Amelia Hamilton | May 06, 2016|   0
"We really need to make sure parents have access to their very best education options."
Federal lawmakers: ‘Time to say goodnight to midnight regulations’
Federal lawmakers: ‘Time to say goodnight to midnight regulations’
M.D. Kittle | February 29, 2016|   136
“This bill provides some basic accountability and ensures a president cannot impose a surge of new rules on the American economy as he exits office," Johnson said.
Report: State licensing schemes often lock workers in place
Report: State licensing schemes often lock workers in place
Eric Boehm | February 29, 2016|   37
Licensing costs can damage social mobility, as moving from state to state can mean a costly and time-consuming process of re-applying for professional licenses.
Watchdog group to Congress: ‘Get off your ass’
Watchdog group to Congress: ‘Get off your ass’
Kenric Ward | December 30, 2015|   175
As congressional Republicans and Democrats sparred over the reach of federal Inspectors General in the waning days of 2015, lawmakers ignored years of fraud and abuse during their watch.
Fiorina talks education in Iowa
Amelia Hamilton | December 21, 2015|   7
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina touted her education policies in eastern Iowa on Friday, pushing local control. Fiorina said “there are several ways” to shift money back to states and localities, including using block grants,” according to The Des Moines Register. “But first we have to go to zero-based budgeting, so we can examine every dollar in the federal [...]
Business as usual: Congress rubber-stamps investor visas
Business as usual: Congress rubber-stamps investor visas
Kenric Ward | December 18, 2015|   27
In a pre-holiday rush, Congress ditched reforms that would have reined in the controversial EB-5 investor visa program. “No reforms. No plugs to national security. No safeguards against fraud and abuse,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on the eve of expected House approval.
One lawmaker’s plan to stop anti-competitive licensing schemes could be a model for states
One lawmaker’s plan to stop anti-competitive licensing schemes could be a model for states
Eric Boehm | December 17, 2015|   32
State licensing and regulatory boards no longer have protection from Roosevelt-era antitrust laws, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.