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Barrier to entry. Barrier to healthcare.

by Joanna Holbert

As a young girl entering college, Sarah Catherine Morrow had a picture…

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My nurse practitioner saved my life. Twice.

by Empower Mississippi

In 2016, I walked cautiously into my local nurse practitioner’s office. I…

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Don’t backtrack on freedom for hair braiders

by Brett Kittredge

More than 15 years ago, the Mississippi legislature voted to set hair…

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Mississippi House Scores Big Reforms

by Conor Norris

The Mississippi House of Representatives recently passed several reform bills, which will…

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Mississippi may be next state to recover jobs lost during pandemic recession

by Brett Kittredge

Mississippi is well-positioned to be the next state to recover the jobs…

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Kristie Rushing

by Empower Mississippi

What do you think of when you think of Mississippi? Most people…

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House takes action on unnecessary licensing requirements

by Brett Kittredge

The state House passed multiple bills today to reduce unnecessary licensing requirements….

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Mississippi takes on red tape

by Conor Norris

The extent of occupational licensing in Mississippi makes it difficult for everyday…

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HB 1315: Remove occupational license requirements for art therapists, auctioneers, interior designers, funeral home directors, and wigologists

by Empower Mississippi

House Bill 1315, sponsored by Speaker Philip Gunn, would eliminate licensing requirements…

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HB 1312: Worker freedom for eyebrow threading, applying makeup, and applying eyelash extensions

by Empower Mississippi

House Bill 1312, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Turner, will extend the repealer…

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The Speaker Weighs In with ‘Pro-Jobs’ Reform

by Russ Latino

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn has filed a bill to eliminate a…

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Universal licensing recognition advances in House committee

by Empower Mississippi

The House Workforce Development Committee has advanced legislation that would recognize occupational licenses…