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House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
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January 9, 2018
Wisconsin Gov. Walker Shaves Occupational Licensing Regulations
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law two bills trimming back occupational licensing regulations by reducing training requirements for aestheticians, barbers, cosmetologists, and manicurists.
Employment
January 9, 2018
Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law Prompts Manufacturer’s Relocation
Badger Meter, a manufacturing company producing turbines and other industrial parts, is moving jobs from its Arizona plant to Wisconsin, citing the latter state’s right-to-work law as a factor.
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Law
January 8, 2018
Case is Key to Public Workers’ Free Speech
A Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, could give government workers a reason to be merry in 2018.
Employment
December 4, 2017
Manufacturing Jobs Dry Up in Southern Illinois
Honeywell International Inc., a U.S. producer of consumer and commercial goods, announced it will indefinitely close the Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility in Metropolis, Illinois in the first quarter of 2018.
Employment
December 3, 2017
Occupational Licensing Laws Continue Rapid Growth, Study Finds
The explosive growth of occupational licensing has continued in all 50 states, a new study reports.

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Employment
January 9, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law two bills trimming back occupational licensing regulations by reducing training requirements for aestheticians, barbers, cosmetologists, and manicurists.
January 9, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
Badger Meter, a manufacturing company producing turbines and other industrial parts, is moving jobs from its Arizona plant to Wisconsin, citing the latter state’s right-to-work law as a factor.
January 8, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
A Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, could give government workers a reason to be merry in 2018.
December 4, 2017
By Benjamin Yount
Honeywell International Inc., a U.S. producer of consumer and commercial goods, announced it will indefinitely close the Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility in Metropolis, Illinois in the first quarter of 2018.
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December 3, 2017
By Greg R. Lawson
The explosive growth of occupational licensing has continued in all 50 states, a new study reports.
November 2, 2017
By Andy Singer
An Oklahoma Department of Labor task force studying occupational licensing’s effects will send its final report to Gov. Mary Fallin in December, after receiving advice from the public and policy experts.
November 1, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
Lawyers representing an Illinois state government employee challenging the constitutionality of deducting union fees from his paycheck will present opening arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS).
October 31, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Congressional Democrats are lining up behind two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal right-to-work (RTW) laws in 28 states and prohibit states from passing such laws.
October 11, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Next year, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will start enforcing work requirements for food stamp recipients living in 70 of the state’s 95 counties.
September 8, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
Georgia state government officials have submitted a plan to the federal government for permission to phase in work requirements for more of the state’s food stamp recipients.