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Check out the latest curation of industry news articles that bring awareness to the threat of deregulation and issues relevant to the FBIC.

Industry News

06.16.2017

‘Braid Free or Die!’ NH Ends Onerous Licensing For Hair Braiding

After years of struggle, lives lost in the Revolution fighting to disconnect from the Brits and their heavy-handed taxes, regulations, invasive searches, copious work to add a Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution, and all the efforts to try to get the politicians to actually conform to their own so-called “rule book,” folks can […]

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06.16.2017

Trump’s apprentice plan is good for America; it could be even better

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order which is designed to make it easier for businesses and industry groups to create apprenticeship programs. The move could fill thousands of jobs and is potentially a first step to weakening occupational licensing cartels. Trump’s executive order calls for rerouting funds to learn-to-earn job training programs […]

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06.15.2017

Texas is deregulating eyebrow threading

San Antonio is home to hundreds of eyebrow threading salons. Threading offers an alternative to waxing, and even men are catching on to the trend. But a recently passed Senate bill might make you re-think the beauty trick. Up until recently, eyebrow threading technicians had to undergo up to 750 hours’ worth of cosmetology training […]

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06.15.2017

Abbott vetoes 50 bills passed by Legislature

Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed 50 bills that were passed during the regular legislative session, his office announced Thursday. That’s several more than he vetoed following the last session and the most a governor has doled out since 2007. Abbott offered a number of common explanations for his vetoes, calling the bills unnecessary, too costly […]

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06.14.2017

Young people need skills to adapt to career change

The authors say that young people starting careers should be equipped with the education and skills needed to adapt to career changes; and that older workers who become displaced should receive assistance in finding new jobs and retraining for new careers. Government shouldn’t provide the jobs or training but should, the authors say, offer tax […]

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06.13.2017

Idaho: executive order to review occupational licensing requirements

Idaho’s lieutenant governor has issued an executive order calling for a comprehensive review of occupational licensing requirements in the state. State agencies must submit a report by July 1, 2018, assessing whether licensing requirements are necessary for the public interest. Agencies will need to report prerequisites for a license, criteria for acceptance or denial of […]

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06.09.2017

Why Universal Basic Income and tax breaks won’t save us from the jobless future

In a paper titled “A New Deal for the Twenty-First Century,” Edward Alden and Bob Litan, of the Council on Foreign Relations, propose solutions for retraining the workforce. Government shouldn’t provide the jobs or training but should, the authors say, offer tax incentives and insurance, facilitate job mobility, and reform occupational licensing. To encourage employees […]

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06.08.2017

FTC highlights new economic liberty task force

In an effort to highlight the work of its new economic liberty task force, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently launched new pages on its website to promote the policy initiative, the first enacted by Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. The task force is intended to address regulatory issues that might hinder job growth. The […]

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06.07.2017

Reviewing Idaho’s occupational licenses

On May 19, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order directing various state agencies and departments to review their regulation of a wide swath of Idaho occupations, including accountants, cosmetologists, podiatrists, dentists, psychologists, plumbers, geologists, real estate agents, athletic trainers, contractors, midwives and more. As a Republican candidate for Idaho governor in 2018, […]

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