THE BOTTOM LINE
It is time to waive the occupational license requirements during the COVID lockdown. Once the lockdown is over, legislators should remove the costly and needless restrictions that make it hard for low-income workers to become self-sufficient.
8/11/20 | Washington Policy Center | Todd Myers
If you want to be a hairdresser or manicurist in Washington state, you face a challenge in getting your occupational license approved by the state during the COVID restrictions. The state computer system to confirm you’ve met the requirements has not been working properly for more than a month. And, scheduling a test with the current restrictions is difficult.
If, however, you want to be a lawyer, it is a piece of cake. The bar exams have been waived.
It is the latest example of how government regulation favors the rich while imposing high costs and barriers on workers trying to get a job.”(READ MORE)