October 18, 2022

Is High Licensing Preventing People from Moving into Certain States?

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Is High Licensing Preventing People from Moving into Certain States?

A new research study says no. A study from Thomas J. Cooke, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, according to UConn Today on September 2, found no evidence of high licensing requirements affecting interstate migration. “Occupational Licensing and Interstate Migration in the United States,” published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Monthly Labor Review, found other factors, like a state’s location, playing a more important role.

Tenn. Children’s Services Plagued by Staffing and Bed Shortages

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is “near collapse,” Knoxville Judge Tim Irwin, who sits on the Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, told a legislative committee, reported The Tennessean on October 6. Margie Quin, the commissioner of the Department of Children’s Services, told lawmakers that the state’s juvenile detention centers are “100% filled.” Quin told lawmakers she continues to look for reasons why Tennessee seems unable to find placements for kids in state custody, including those needing foster care.

N.M. Licensing Department Subject of Cyberattack

A cyberattack targeted New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department on October 13, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Officials found evidence of unauthorized access of the department, as well as compromised records for some organizations and individuals. The Regulation and Licensing Department regulates over 500,000 individuals and businesses in 35 industries, professions and trades.

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