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OUR POLICY REPORTS ON OPPORTUNITY

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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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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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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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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: 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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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 ...

STUDY: Federal Davis-Bacon Act Raises Costs, Limits Competition in WI

90% of WI contractors in survey report law raises costs, repeal would spur more bids The News: A new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & ...

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 worker

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 licensing

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 ...