AFP-Wisconsin Praises Governor Walker’s “Wisconsin Works for Everyone” Agenda

Jan 23, 2017 by AFP

The package includes welfare and occupational licensure reforms that would benefit Wisconsinites seeking opportunity.

MADSION – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is praising Governor Walker for previewing his “Wisconsin Works for Everyone” agenda earlier today. The package is expanding upon initiatives enacted into law by Governor Tommy Thompson in 1996. It includes a series of labor reforms that will increase investment in job and skills training for the unemployed and underemployed, reduce barriers to work and increased earnings, and expand programs that incentivize employment as a path out of dependence. Americans for Prosperity is particularly supportive of the Governor’s proposal to remove barriers to entry for workers through occupational licensing reform.

Eric Bott, state director for Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin issued the following statement:

“We thank Governor Walker for helping people realize their full potential through reforms that would empower more people in Wisconsin to seek opportunity and achieve prosperity. It is our hope that Wisconsin can once again lead the way with the next generation of welfare reform, just as it did under Governor Thompson in the 1990s.

“We’re particularly excited to work with Governor Walker to remove barriers to entry through occupational licensure reform. A recent report issued by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty found that Wisconsin’s existing licensure laws result in 31,634 fewer jobs and $1.93 billion in unnecessary consumer costs. That is unacceptable and demonstrates why occupational licensing reform is needed in Wisconsin now more than ever.”

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