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August 16, 2019
High Housing Costs Drive Exodus to Exurbs
Smaller cities in the United States are growing much more quickly than large ones, reversing a trend earlier in the 2010-2019 decade.
August 15, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes More Flexible Apprenticeship Rules
The U.S. Department of Labor proposes a rule to expand access to apprenticeships.
August 5, 2019
Arizona Becomes First State to Recognize Others’ Occupational Licenses Without Requiring Reciprocity
The new law covers a wide array of professions, including health care, dentistry, construction, real estate, cosmetology, teaching, accounting, engineering, and embalming.
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August 1, 2019
California Legislature Considers Giving Strikers Unemployment Benefits
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
June 7, 2019
Ohio Plans Medicaid Work Requirements as Trump Administration Appeals Ruling
The Trump administration is appealing rulings by a federal court that have blocked the implementation of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and found a similar program already in place in Arkansas violates federal law.
February 14, 2019
Retiring Ohio Gov. Kasich Signs Occupational Licensing Sunset-Review Bill
Every occupational license in Ohio will be put on a six-year clock for review and potential elimination under a bill passed by the legislature in December 2018.

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October 12, 2018
The New Jersey General Assembly approved Gov. Phil Murphy’s substitute proposal for regulating African hair-braiding licensing after Murphy conditionally vetoed a bill that would have exempted hair braiders from the state’s regulations.
October 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is considering a bill that would penalize business owners for hiring employees using federal entitlement programs, by increasing the corporate tax rate paid by owners.
October 12, 2018
By Savannah Edgens
The Michigan Legislature approved Legislative Initiated Petition 3, an indirect initiated state statute that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage over the next four years.
September 23, 2018
The cost of some local and state government construction projects in Missouri will decrease now that Gov. Michael Parson has signed a bill reforming the state’s prevailing-wage law.
September 12, 2018
By Brandon Best
Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D¬¬¬–Manhattan) announced he will sponsor a bill to allow public-sector unions in the state to receive taxpayer funding to reimburse the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration.
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Voters in Mountain View, California will consider whether to increase the local business license tax in this November’s election.
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would use Social Security to finance a new paid parental-leave benefit for couples with new children.
August 14, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Americans are continuing to return to work and stay employed in 2018 as the American economic machine continues to roar, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments may not deduct union dues from the paychecks of public sector employees without their consent.