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This week, I introduced legislation to address the government red tape of our era: Overly-burdensome occupational licensing requirements. Iowa is one of the most heavily-licensed states in the country. While some licensing requirements make sense to protect the health and safety of Iowans, licensing requirements too often are unnecessarily protectionist and restrict the ability of hardworking Iowans to achieve their American dreams.

In her Condition of the State address, Gov Kim Reynolds announced that occupational licensing reform is one of her 2020 priorities. I look forward to working with her and my colleagues in the legislature to right-size our occupational licensing laws.

Author: Waylon Brown