January 24, 2018
In this testimony before a Public Hearing on the Minimum Wage in Maine, Matthew Glans argues enacting a youth minimum wage makes hiring young workers more attractive to employers while making on-the-job training more affordable.
January 9, 2018
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
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
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 22, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio that would repeal the state’s prevailing wage requirement, a mandate forcing taxpayers to pay artificially inflated wages not based on market forces.
December 4, 2017
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.
December 3, 2017
The explosive growth of occupational licensing has continued in all 50 states, a new study reports.
November 30, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines hybrid pension models and how they can help states bring their pension costs under control.
November 2, 2017
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
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).