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Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after Governor Edwards signed two bills that will reform Louisiana’s occupational licensing laws and restore the right to earn a living for Louisianans:

“Louisiana is one of the most onerously licensed states in the country. We are thankful that the legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bills 1062 and 639 by Representatives Freeman and Pressly. These bills will begin the process of reforming our occupational licensing laws and give everyone in Louisiana a fair chance at succeeding as an entrepreneur. Restoration of the right to earn a living for our citizens is the cornerstone of ensuring every Louisianan has the opportunity to flourish and follow their chosen career.”