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A September 12th audit has revealed that 10 of Idaho's 29 occupational licensing boards are operating at a combined deficit of $622,000. The boards, funded by various fees it imposes on 57,643 licensees, have also been found to engage in the unauthorized practice of shifting funds from financially stable boards to the underfunded boards to make up for the shortfall.
Arbitrary, Protectionist and UnnecessaryJuly 25, 2013
While all states require government licenses to work in certain occupations, California leads the nation in terms of how many occupations it licenses and the extensiveness of requirements to obtain licenses. Reviewing the practice of occupational licensing in California, a few issues become clear: licensing in California is arbitrary, particularly onerous, and ultimately unnecessary.
Sasha Volokh has a new article on Reason.org discussing the implications of a recent Fourth Circuit Court ruling related to privatized regulation and antitrust issues.
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