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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.
Regulation
January 23, 2019
Report: Occupational Licensing Is Costly to the U.S. Economy
The Institute for Justice finds licensing barriers may cost the national economy more than 1.8 million jobs.
Government Spending
January 22, 2019
USDA Secretary Perdue Proposes Tighter Food Stamp Work Requirements
Proposed rule focuses on tightening loopholes in SNAP’s work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents
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Criminal Justice
January 8, 2019
Judge Rules Tennessee Can’t Revoke Driver’s Licenses for Failure to Pay Fines
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
Economy
December 13, 2018
National Employment Continues Record-Setting Growth
Unemployment declines to the lowest level since 1969
Regulation
October 12, 2018
New Jersey Gov. Murphy Vetoes Hair-Braiding Licensing Reform
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.

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Employment
February 14, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
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.
January 23, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The Institute for Justice finds licensing barriers may cost the national economy more than 1.8 million jobs.
January 22, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Proposed rule focuses on tightening loopholes in SNAP’s work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
December 13, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
Unemployment declines to the lowest level since 1969
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.