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AFP-WI Applauds Assembly for Passing Legislation to Remove Barriers to Opportunity

Bills help working class Wisconsinites enter the professions of their choice

By - Nov 9th, 2017 07:02 pm
Chris Kapenga. Photo from the State of Wisconsin Blue Book 2013-14.

Chris Kapenga. Photo from the State of Wisconsin Blue Book 2013-14.

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin applauded the state Assembly for passing a trio of bills to reform Wisconsin’s outdated occupational licensing laws to help working class Wisconsinites enter the professions of their choice. The first measure, AB 508, will make it easier for more Wisconsinites to enter the building trades and gain important hands-on experience. The Assembly also passed two measures, SB 108 and SB 109, to remove onerous licensing requirements for Wisconsinites to work as cosmetologists and barbers.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“From construction to cosmetology, Wisconsin’s current occupational licensing requirements are outrageous and pose a serious barrier to entry for low-income Wisconsinites who wish to work in these professions. The bipartisan reform bills passed by the Assembly today ensure that workers can safely practice the trade of their choice. We are pleased that lawmakers advanced these commonsense reforms today and will continue to push for occupational licensing reform in the coming years.”

AFP-WI noted particular appreciation for the authors of the reforms, Senator Chris Kapenga and Representatives Hutton, Kooyenga, and Kleefisch.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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2 thoughts on “AFP-WI Applauds Assembly for Passing Legislation to Remove Barriers to Opportunity”

  1. Danny says:

    What a lie! There isn’t a barrier to getting into construction! It’s just another ploy with a race to the bottom. They want to make things easier? How about making voting easier again. AFP is such a joke but the gullible continue to listen.

  2. Denny says:

    What a lie! There isn’t a barrier to getting into construction! It’s just another ploy with a race to the bottom. They want to make things easier? How about making voting easier again. AFP is such a joke but the gullible continue to listen.

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