Occupational licensing strikes close to home (Taking licensing cronyism local)


Some cities have even started licensing dog walkers. Anything to create barriers to entry.

And if such licensing is prohibited on a state level, vested interests often go hyper-local.

(From The Washington Examiner)

In Missouri, State Rep. Derek Grier and State Sen. Eric Burlison, both Republicans, introduced bills this session to stop the growth in local licensing. Grier realized local licensing was a problem when he was forced to get the city’s permission to play saxophone with his band at a local business community block party.

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