Should you need a government license to work in Utah?

Should you need a government license to work in Utah?

Recently, advocates for economic liberty in Utah saw a small victory as a judge ruled in favor of African-style hairbraider Jestina Clayton. Jestina had the audacity to braid hair for money without first obtaining a license from the state government. The license would have required 2,000 hours of cosmetology training.This is just one example of many where the State of Utah is requiring licensing for occupations they have no business regulating. The Insitute for Justice has a great video on this issue:

I’m currently doing research into Utah’s occupational licensing. If you know of any examples of unnecessary or excessive licensing laws in Utah, please contact me or leave a comment below.

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Michael Jolley
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Michael has been active in Utah politics since 2009 and admits he still has a lot to learn. He lives in Provo with his wife Jessica and their two small children. Follow Michael on Twitter: @UTJolley

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