Letting Wisconsin Work: Occupational Licensing Reform for Today’s Economy

November 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bar Louie

1114 North Water Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


From landscape architects to interior designers, and barbers to auctioneers, over 200 professions in Wisconsin are now required to obtain licensing simply to do their jobs.

According to a Badger Institute report, cosmetologists in Wisconsin are required to have a whopping 1,550 hours of training. That’s more than Florida, which requires 1,200, and other states like Massachusetts and New York which require only 1,000 hours.

Because of burdensome licensing requirements like these, Wisconsinites could lose both their jobs and businesses.

Join Milwaukee’s AFF chapter to hear from Michael Jahr, Vice President of Outreach and Special Projects for the Badger Institute and Collin Roth, a Research Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, as they discuss the urgent need for licensing reform in Wisconsin. Both organizations have released reports recently addressing the effects of burdensome occupational licensing requirements. They’ll present their findings and discuss possible paths forward.

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