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A good day for economic liberty in New Jersey

January 17, 2018 | By CALEB TROTTER

All too often we’ve had the displeasure of reporting on courts rubber stamping licensing schemes and legislative reform efforts dying in a haze of predictable interest group lobbying. Nevertheless, there is good news! … ...

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Bill to license music therapists in New Jersey refuses to die

November 29, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

Almost a year ago I wrote about a bill pending in the New Jersey legislature that would’ve created an occupational license for music therapists in the state. Fortunately, that bill didn’t make it through the legislature, and the legislative session ended before the bill could get a full vote. Rather than die with dignity, however, R ...

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Pennsylvanians benefit from more economic liberty

March 24, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

It has been said that “no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” In Pennsylvania that couldn’t be more true. Two bills are currently pending in the Pennsylvania Legislature that would erect barriers to entrepreneurs, stifling competition and reducing choices for consumers. … ...

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Florida music therapy bills die by inaction

March 14, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

Future music therapists in Florida–and their clients–can breathe a sigh of relief for one more year. Last Friday, March 11, the 2016 Florida legislative session ended before two bills that would have imposed onerous new regulations on the music therapy profession were brought to a vote. HB 571 died without a second hearing, and SB 204 ...

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Music therapist cartelization in progress

November 09, 2015 | By CALEB TROTTER

Music therapists have been busy. Prior to 2011, no state required music therapists to obtain an occupational license. Yet, as a result of efforts of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), in the span of 13 months from 2011-12, North Dakota, Nevada, and Georgia enacted laws requiring ...