GOV. GREG ABBOTT CALLS FOR DEREGULATION OF OCCUPATIONAL LISCENSING

GOV. GREG ABBOTT CALLS FOR DEREGULATION OF OCCUPATIONAL LISCENSING

AUSTIN, Texas — On Oct. 8, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a letter to the heads of state agencies, directing their agencies to trim licensing regulations, reduce fees and requirements for certain professions, and remove licensing barriers for individuals with criminal records, where appropriate. Abbot ordered this overhaul with the intention of providing Texans “the opportunity to earn a living free…

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The Solution to California’s Housing Problem is Supply, Not Price Controls

The Solution to California’s Housing Problem is Supply, Not Price Controls

California governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a sweeping measure that limits rent increases to 5% plus inflation per year and also restricts landlords’ ability to terminate lease agreements. Leaving aside the ethic of property right curtailment, the new law represents a doubling-down on demonstrably failed policy. More than ever, the answer to California’s housing shortage is freer markets,…

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