California commission recommends major occupational licensing reform

October 30, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

Earlier this month California’s Little Hoover Commission released its report (Jobs for Californians: Strategies to Ease Occupational Licensing Barriers) on occupational licensing in the state. Noting that licensing is often sold as a means to protect consumers while actually serving other interests—namely, economic protectionism for cu ...


Policymakers considering occupational licensing changes?

February 05, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

This week, two different committees of legislative policymakers met to discuss the impact of occupational licensing on entrepreneurs and the economy. On Tuesday, the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights took up the issue, and yesterday in Sacramento, the Little Hoover Commission heard tes ...


The Little Hoover Commission and the water crisis

September 09, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last month, the Little Hoover Commission, a state independent government oversight agency, issued its report Managing for Change:  Modernizing California's Water Governance.  The report details the Commission's recommendations for moving California water management and allocation into the 21st cen ...