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Economic Liberty

March 31, 2021

The Center Square: Let Kentucky thrive by removing unnecessary state laws that kill jobs

Co-authored by Raleigh Bruner, owner of Kentucky-based Wildcat Moving and The Wildcat Group, and former PLF client. A report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce details how Kentucky's employment has made significant strides in bouncing back from last year's pandemic-driven drop. But we still have a long way to go to get back to pre-pandemic ...

March 31, 2021

The Center Square: Texas dental board shows the dark side of licensure

Early in the pandemic, when just about everyone was looking for a way to get services from home, the Texas Board of Dental Examiners banned teledentistry. Why would the board ban people from getting dental advice remotely at a time when people most needed to stay at home? One answer lies in the composition of ...

March 18, 2021

The PRO Act is an attack on female independent contractors

The House of Representatives just passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO ACT), by a vote of 225-206. The bill will now make its way to the Senate, where its path to victory is expected to be met with resistance—and for good reason. The legislation would do several things—among them, it would change ...

February 01, 2021

Why competitor’s veto laws need to be ended for good

What do the following three people have in common? Raleigh Bruner is a Kentucky entrepreneur with an MBA who started advertising moving services on Craigslist, which led to him starting his own moving company. Ursula Newell-Davis of New Orleans is a social worker who wants to provide respite services to families with special needs children. ...

January 26, 2021

North State Journal: Tapped out – Gov. Cooper’s irrational shut-down orders threaten bar owners’ livelihoods

Earlier this month, Gov. Roy Cooper appeared on national cable news touting how he closed North Carolina bars to fight the spread of COVID-19. The problem is most bars in North Carolina are open — Cooper has singled out only one small class of bars that have remained closed. Even under Cooper's executive order implementing ...

January 13, 2021

The President vetoed a bill that would have decimated family fisheries and the ocean

Thanks to a last-minute veto by President Donald Trump on January 1, dozens of American family fishing businesses will be saved from going out of business, and the ocean ecosystem will be better protected—both of which were being threatened by a bill that was more rhetoric than science. In mid-December, Congress passed S. 906, the ...