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Giving the Slip to Government Permission Slips (Guest: NH State Rep. Bill Ohm)

April 17, 2018

In the Live Free or Die State, New Hampshire’s State Rep. Bill Ohm is fighting to reduce occupational licensing abuse and get people back to work.

New Hampshire State Rep. Bill Ohm (R- Nashua) joins the Heartland Daily Podcast to talk about lawmakers’ work to reform occupational licensing and get people back to work in the Live Free or Die State.

Ohm, the sponsor of House Bill 1685, says the bill will create a state commission to review and overhaul the state’s many burdensome and arbitrary regulations requiring individuals to obtain occupational licenses before entering a job.

Ohm says occupational licensing, also referred to as “government permission slips” by many people, often rarely have any actual positive public health and safety benefits, even though such benefits will be realized by more government economic control.

Instead of continuing to make policies keeping people out of work, Ohm says state and federal lawmakers should work to remove unnecessary occupational licensing regulations from the books, allowing more people to earn a living doing what they may love to do and reducing the costs of goods and services for everyone.
Author
Jesse Hathaway is a policy advisor for budget and tax issues at The Heartland Institute.
media@heartland.org @JesseinOH