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Baton Rouge — CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer released the following statement after the Louisiana Senate passed universal licensure recognition:

“Every Louisianan has a friend or family member who has left the state for work. All too often we make it overly difficult for people to come home to Louisiana and continue their careers. We applaud the Louisiana Senate for passing Senate Bill 483 to ensure that people moving to Louisiana don’t have to face redundant occupational licensure requirements for work they are already safely doing in another state”