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April 13, 2020
On-line Lambda School Offers Students Income Share Agreements in lieu of Tuition
For-profit schools like Lambda are an important alternative to traditional universities that impose a heavy financial burden on students.
March 24, 2020
Ohio Legislature Considers Occupational-Licensing Reciprocity Bill
Recognizing other states' licenses would remove barriers to employment, says sponsor.
March 23, 2020
Ohio Experts Recommend Steps to Reduce the Economic/Financial Hardships of COVID-19
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
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January 31, 2020
Pennsylvania Legislators Consider Occupational Licensing Reforms
Access to steady employment is necessary to reduce recidivism, but Pennsylvania, like many states, has made it exceedingly difficult for ex-felons to reenter the workforce.
December 27, 2019
Robust Economy Is Lifting People Out of Poverty, Census Bureau Reports
Overall, more people are employed, and they are working more hours on the job, the Census Bureau reports.
December 11, 2019
California Reclassifies Contractors as Employees, Targeting the Sharing Economy
A.B. 5 is expected to affect up to one million contract workers statewide and upend the business models of ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft.

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January 24, 2017
By Michael McGrady
A federal lawmaker announced plans to collaborate with the president’s daughter to use federal tax policy to encourage parents to return to work and place their children in daycare centers.
January 21, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
New Hampshire legislators are considering a bill that would allow workers to opt out of union membership, freeing them from being forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
December 20, 2016
By Gary Gross
A group of Wisconsin state lawmakers is proposing to reform the state’s laws on occupational licensing when they return to work in 2017.
December 8, 2016
By Michael McGrady
A state government agency tasked with ensuring “competent, professional and regulated commercial services are available to Alaska consumers” is increasing the cost of obtaining government permission to work in the state.
November 10, 2016
By Judy Allen
A Missouri state legislator is planning to introduce a bill allowing workers to opt out of union membership, removing requirements that workers join a union as a condition of employment.
November 8, 2016
By Elizabeth BeShears
At a speech in Bowling Green, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) announced plans to work with lawmakers to pass right-to-work legislation during the 2017 legislative session, after neighboring West Virginia enacted a right-to-work law in 2016.
October 25, 2016
By Michael McGrady
Michigan lawmakers are considering removing restrictions preventing government employees from representing themselves in negotiations with their employers, freeing labor unions from the responsibility of providing services to individuals.
October 19, 2016
By Marybeth Glenn
Idaho’s chief legal officer is asking a federal judge to dismiss a labor union’s lawsuit challenging the state’s right-to-work law, citing the recent dismissal of a similar case in Wisconsin.
October 17, 2016
By Ben Johnson
Increasing health care costs skew income analyses for ordinary earners.
October 14, 2016
By Gabrielle Cintorino
Attorneys general from 21 states are challenging a new regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
October 6, 2016
By Jordan Finney
California's prospective nurses would get to work sooner if the state would let them.
October 3, 2016
By Mary Tillotson
Dental therapists practice in more than 50 countries, yet all but four states prevent these oral care equivalent of physician assistants from treating patients.
September 9, 2016
By Bonner R. Cohen
A recent study by the MacIver Institute shows Wisconsin’s ambitious effort to get an increasing amount of its electricity from renewable-energy sources has led to greater power costs and has failed to create a significant number of jobs.
August 15, 2016
By Marybeth Glenn
Two U.S. Senators are sponsoring a bill to reduce licensing barriers to entry for employment in some federal government jobs.
August 12, 2016
By Danedri Herbert
Lawmakers in Madison, Georgia are considering hiking an “occupation tax” paid by the city’s business owners.
August 9, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Policymakers must consider the serious consequences a minimum-wage increase can have on employment rates and economic growth.
June 28, 2016
By Matt Hurley
When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) signed into law the state’s newest budget bill, he approved provisions exempting hair braiding from regulation by the state’s Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
May 19, 2016
By Luke Karnick
A Wisconsin county judge has ruled a state right-to-work law violates labor unions’ legal entitlement to money earned by public workers. The lawsuit was filed by labor unions looking to overturn Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, which was signed by Gov.
May 13, 2016
By Andrea Dillon
After hearing testimony from industry lobbyists, North Carolina lawmakers on the state’s Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee decided to abandon proposed legislation that would have reformed the state’s occupational licensing
April 8, 2016
By Bryant Jackson-Green
When a former offender leaves prison to rejoin the community, much of his success at staying away from crime depends on his ability to find a job.
March 25, 2016
By Ron Arnold
“Another one gone,” began the Lost Coast Outpost’s report in late January. A.A.
March 23, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
In the midst of a financial crisis, Flint, Michigan’s city council voted 7–1 to approve a proposal in 2013 to switch water providers from the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) to the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA).
March 18, 2016
By James Wigderson
Hours after West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin (D) vetoed a bill to prohibit employers from requiring union membership as a condition of employment, West Virginia lawmakers voted to override the veto on February 12.
February 8, 2016
By Tony Corvo
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is attempting, for the second time, to bring right-to-work (RTW) reform to her state.
January 15, 2016
By Matt Hurley
Ohio lawmakers are proposing to reform the state’s occupational licensing rules for cosmetologists.
November 30, 2015
By Jason Hart
Kentucky labor leaders are trying to slow the state’s momentum toward a right-to-work law that would let Kentuckians opt out of paying union dues. With Republican Gov.
November 4, 2015
By Peter Ferrara
A study from the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) forecasts the Obama administration’s new clean power plan (CPP) rules, aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector, will decrease employment and increase the poverty
October 12, 2015
By Amelia Hamilton
After Missouri Gov.
September 22, 2015
By Erin Shannon
In three months, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the potentially precedent-setting and game-changing Freidichs v California Teacher Association case.
August 21, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett
An investigative review conducted by the Associated Press (AP) of the impact of California's voter passed ballot measure, Proposition 39, to create green jobs has found three years after passage, just five percent of the promised jobs have been created
July 10, 2015
By Erin Shannon
The Tax Foundation released a report today showing how much $100 buys in each state. The same $100 can buy you comparatively more in a low-price state than a high-price state, which shows the true cost of living.
June 23, 2015
By Michael Bates
The number of people receiving Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fell to its lowest level since August 2011, according to monthly numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
June 17, 2015
By Bruce Parker
Vacationers to Vermont dream of staying forever. But for many Vermonters trapped in the state’s struggling economy, opportunities in other states are convincing them to flee the Green Mountains for greener pastures.
June 2, 2015