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Americans for Prosperity - Indiana Supports Bill to Remove Needless Government Regulation

January 23, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 23, 2012
CONTACT: Chase Downham, (317) 627-1451, cdownham@afphq.org

Americans for Prosperity – Indiana Supports Bill to Remove Needless Government Regulation

HB 1006 Will Remove Hurdle to Job Creation and Encourage Competition

INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier chapter of the nation’s premiere free market grassroots organization today endorsed HB 1006, which ends government regulated occupational licensing for a number of professions including cosmetologists and barbers.

“In the case of HB 1006, occupational licensing is more about hampering competition than about protecting consumers,” says Chase Downham, Director of AFP-IN. “Hoosiers don’t need a bureaucrat to tell them which barbers are best for cutting hair or which cosmetologists can perform a professional manicure.”

HB 1006 was introduced in the Indiana House after the state’s Regulated Occupations Evaluations Committee recommended doing away with government regulated licensing for a number of professions including cosmetologists and barbers. Ending these government mandated occupational licenses would encourage entrepreneurs to enter the market and provide their services, thereby increasing competition and improving customer service.

“This regulation is particularly ill-advised given the current unemployment rate,” Downham adds. “Hoosiers don’t need government to tell them where to cut their hair, but they do need more opportunities to get back to work. HB 1006 will improve economic freedom and prosperity for our state.”

For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity/indiana, or if you have any questions, please contact AFP – Indiana State Director Chase Downham at (317) 627-1451 or cdownham@afphq.org.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

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