Tag: Women’s Foundation

General Assembly votes to get government out of people’s hair

Dogan’s hair braiding bill passes out of legislature JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Hair braiders in Missouri will no longer be required to undergo 1,500 hours of training under legislation given final approval on Tuesday. Rep. Shamed Dogan’s HB 1500, one of the first bills passed out of the House this session, came back to the lower chamber with some tweaks from the Senate. After a 137-11 vote by the House, the bill — which has […]

Grier files licensing requirement reduction bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Rep. Derek Grier has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide Missourians with relief from Missouri’s burdensome licensing requirements. Grier filed two pieces of legislation during the bill pre-filing period that would encourage entrepreneurial growth and fuel employment. Grier said his goals with the bills are to make Missouri a more desirable place for businesses and skilled employees, and get government off the backs of hard-working Missourians, particularly lower income workers […]

RELEASE: New Rankings Highlight the Need to Reduce Occupational Licensing Barriers in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Women’s Foundation today issued the following statement regarding a new report showing that Missouri’s occupational licensing laws for lower-income occupations are the 22nd most burdensome in the nation. “Starting a new career or business is hard enough without the added headache of wading through unnecessary and expensive occupational licensing regulations,” said Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation President and CEO. “This new report reinforces what our research has already shown about how occupational licensing burdens […]