Does North Carolina really need to impose burdensome licensing requirements on athletic trainers, locksmiths, irrigation contractors, librarians and a dozen or so other occupations?
Over at NC Capitol Connection, Center for Law and Freedom lead counsel Elliot Engstrom explains how the state has gone overboard on occupational licensing.
“It’s gone too far,” he said. “It’s being used by incumbents to keep people out of their trade and raise prices and needs to be reined in. So we could do that by combining licensure boards, we could do that by getting rid of some of the licensure requirements.”
So it’s good news that a measure to trim some licensing requirements and boards is starting its way through the General Assembly. To find out more, click here.