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  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Just like all Americans, D.C. residents deserve the chance to start a small business–to take risks as innovative entrepreneurs looking to better their own lives. But unfortunately for them, D.C. agencies have adopted onerous rules and regulations that make doing so difficult for innovators and would-be business owners in the District. That’s why, with the…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    The District’s new rules for childcare workers are going to keep hundreds of hard-working and qualified people from earning an honest living. In December 2016, the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education (OSSE) enacted several burdensome education requirements for childcare workers. According to these regulations, all District childcare center directors must earn a bachelor’s…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    African-style braiding is a completely natural hair-care process, a safe way for braiders, many of whom are immigrants, to earn a safe and honest living. But throughout Louisiana, braiders are forced to pay huge sums of money for hundreds of hours of unnecessary education, learning a craft at which they are already experts. Before they…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Home baking is a way for entrepreneurs to get started small in their own homes without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on professional equipment and commercial kitchen space. States across the country have embraced these businesses as job creators and revenue generators, but New Jersey is now the only state to completely…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    African-style, natural hair braiders, teaming up with IJ, scored a major victory in Kentucky in 2016 when the Commonwealth passed a law that exempts braiders from needing to get a government-issued license to braid hair. Previously, braiders were forced to take 1,800 hours of unnecessary cosmetology training and spend six months as an apprentice before…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    In New Jersey, African-style hair braiders—whose businesses are deeply rooted in cultural traditions that have been handed down through generations—used to be required to undergo 1,200 hours of cosmetology training, simply in order to earn an honest living. But thanks to the efforts of persistent braiders across the Garden State, who teamed up with IJ’s…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    In 2017, New Hampshire officially became the 23rd state (now up to 26 states) to allow African-style natural hair braiders to work without a permission slip from the government. At the beginning of 2017, New Hampshire was one of the worst states in the nation for braiders. In order to work legally in the Granite…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Economic Liberty

    Food truck owners in Sarasota County, Fl., scored a victory in 2016 after they teamed up with IJ to fight to reform some of the very worst food-truck laws in the country, bringing tasty opportunity to streets throughout the county. These laws previously included a proximity restriction that prohibited food trucks from operating within 800…

  • March 12, 2019    |   Private Property

    Take action and tell Mayor Hall that you oppose his assault on Pleasant Ridge! Recently, the Institute for Justice won a preliminary injunction in Indiana court for its clients in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Charlestown, In., vindicating their right to keep their beloved homes as the case proceeds. For years, Pleasant Ridge residents have…

  • March 12, 2019

    The 15th anniversary of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is just around the corner, as IJ’s activism team looks forward to continuing its work in the District to improve parents’ access to the best education for their kids! The Opportunity Scholarship Program, which first took effect in 2004, provides need-based scholarships to D.C. children…

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