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Voting With Their Feet: Economic Freedom and Migration in Wisconsin

 

A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) finds that economic policy is a key driver of migration flows; with Wisconsin gaining 65,000 new residents from states that rank low for economic freedom, while losing nearly 38,000 to states that rank high for economic freedom.

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Backlogged: Licensing Delays Keep People from Entering the Workforce

Backlogged: Licensing Delays Keep People from Entering the Workforce, by Policy Director, Kyle Koenen, offers suggestions to improve transparency and accountability, while also giving an alternative pathway for individuals to enter the workforce while waiting for their license to be processed.

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OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING IN WISCONSIN: A ROADMAP FOR REFORM

WILL and the Badger Institute call on the Wisconsin Legislature to adopt specific occupational licensing reforms, including sunrise and sunset reviews, universal license recognition, Right to Earn a Living legislation and other changes to the current licensing process and requirements.

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Back On Their Feet: The Success of Welfare Reform in Wisconsin and Other Midwestern States

New study finds positive workforce effects from 2015 reforms The News: A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) finds Wisconsin’s 2015 FoodShare reforms that […]

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A Primer on Occupational Licensing Reform

 

WILL partnered with the Badger Institute to publish A Primer on Occupational Licensing. The organizations teamed up to make the case for reform in Wisconsin by highlighting the costs and consequences of occupational licensing in the Badger State. 

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Untapped Potential: Federal Disability Program and Wisconsin's Labor Shortage

 

Subjective criteria, work disincentives plague disability insurance program The Problem: With unemployment at record lows, Wisconsin’s central economic challenge is a labor shortage. 76% of […]

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Safety First: The Effects of Occupational Licensing Laws on Worker Injuries

 

January 10, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty issued a new study examining the effect of licensing regulations on worker safety in two widely-licensed […]

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Land of the Free?: 50 state study on how professional licensing laws lead to fewer jobs

Study shows that more requirements lead to less jobs; employment could increase by 4.5% in certain professions if licensing reform enacted October 18, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – The […]

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Fencing Out Opportunity: The Effect of Licensing Regulations on Employment

Peer-reviewed study makes case for reform   March 15, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – With Governor Walker and the state legislature discussing occupational licensing reform, a new peer-reviewed […]

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Fencing Out Opportunity: Occupational Licensing in the Badger State

 

In run up to legislative session in January, occupational license reform must be part of discussion about economic opportunity for Wisconsinites November 15, 2016 – Milwaukee, WI – Occupational […]

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Voting With Their Feet: Economic Freedom and Migration in Wisconsin

The News: A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) finds that economic policy is a key driver of migration flows; with ...

Walker-era FoodShare Reforms Lowered Unemployment, Boosted Labor Force Participation

New study finds positive workforce effects from 2015 reforms The News: A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) finds ...

Reform Federal Disability Insurance to Help Address Wisconsin’s Labor Shortage

Subjective criteria, work disincentives plague disability insurance program The Problem: With unemployment at record lows, Wisconsin’s central economic ...

WILL Press Release | WILL Study: Impact of Licensing Red Tape on Worker Safety

January 10, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty issued a new study examining the effect of licensing regulations on ...

WILL Press Release | WILL Releases 50 State Study on Occupational Licensing

Study shows that more requirements lead to less jobs; employment could increase by 4.5% in certain professions if licensing reform enacted October 18, ...

Press Release | New WILL Study: Occupational Licensing Requirements Decrease Employment

Peer-reviewed study makes case for reform March 15, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – With Governor Walker and the state legislature discussing occupational ...

WILL Press Release | New WILL study shows how growth of occupational licensing fences out opportunity to workers, resulting in fewer jobs and costing consumers $1.9 billion

In run up to legislative session in January, occupational license reform must be part of discussion about economic opportunity for Wisconsinites November ...