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Idaho boards ordered to find ways to regulate professions less

Announcing that the recent legislative session made it clear that a comprehensive look at licensing requirements was needed, Idaho acting governor Brad Little issued an executive order May 9 requiring state agencies to report on whether the requirements they enforce are necessary and in the public interest.

The "Licensing Freedom Act," as Little dubbed it, was issued with several rationales related to free markets and unobstructed commerce.

The executive order "may well result in removing unnecessary barriers to desirable employment for qualified individuals and increasing the availability of a skilled and valuable workforce necessary to grow Idaho's economy."

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