Category Archives: Labor

White House chief economist supports reduced licensing

By Alan J. Beam The Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors testified February 2 on occupational licensing before a United States Senate Subcommittee.  The White House’s chief economist Jason Furman noted, “The share of the U.S. workforce covered …

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The Buckeye Institute’s CEO Robert Alt: Worker freedom not death knell for public sector unions

Should government workers be forced to pay fees to a union they didn’t join to subsidize policies with which they disagree? On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a potentially landmark First Amendment case: Friedrichs v. …

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New Analysis: Ohio job growth in November

By Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Joe Nichols Ohio’s jobs report was generally favorable in November. Total employment increased by 9,900 during the month. Private businesses added 7,000 jobs, and governments added another 2,900. High oil and gas production in …

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The Hair Salon ‘Manager’s License’ hurts taxpayers and cosmetologists

Finance Guy Luke Hanks, president of Salon Schools Group, asked Ohio legislators this week to preserve the state’s ridiculous hair salon “manager’s license” requiring 300 hours of training — a requirement from which his schools profit. Something Hanks didn’t tell …

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The Buckeye Institute testifies on eliminating unnecessary salon “manager’s license.”

“Ohio law requires a cosmetologist to have 10 times the training of EMTs. The case for licensing reform doesn’t get much clearer.” Greg Lawson, statehouse liaison at The Buckeye Institute, gave that testimony today before the Ohio Senate’s Government Oversight …

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New report identifies 31 job licenses for Ohio to eliminate or scale back

The Buckeye Institute released a new report today advocating that licensing requirements be eliminated or sharply reduced for Ohioans in 31 occupations. Forbidden to Succeed: How Licensure Laws Hold Back Ohioans documents how job licenses burden many low- and moderate …

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Should a hair stylist need a license to get promoted?

Don Yearwood, owner of the Carousel Beauty & Spa Institute in Dayton, wants to force hair stylists to get a license to manage a salon. His school sells the training. Great hair. Bad policy. The Dayton Daily News writes about …

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