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Arizona governor orders boards to justify every licensing requirement

Arizona licensing boards were given just three months to justify all their licensing requirements, under a sweeping executive order that state governor Douglas Ducey issued March 29.

The Republican governor, who succeeded Jan Brewer in January 2015, alluded to right-to-work values in a statement accompanying the order: "Government should never stand in the way of someone's efforts to start a new life or profession."

In Executive Order 2017-03, Ducey mandated that state occupational licensing boards conduct a review of all licensing requirements and justify any found to be in excess of the national average for the . . .

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