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Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the passage of HBs 597 and 639 out of the Louisiana House Commerce Committee to reform Louisiana’s occupational licensing system:

“Countless Louisianans face a maze of arbitrary regulations just to find work. Louisiana should be making it easier for people to get jobs and follow their dreams, not putting up unnecessary roadblocks. We applaud the House Commerce Committee for passing House Bills 597 and 639 which would open up pathways to opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Pelican State.”