This article was originally published in the Daily Star.

Louisiana has long been an outlier with some of the most onerous licensing laws in the country, but two bills on the governor’s desk offer much-needed reforms.

Both House Bill 1062 and HB 639 were passed unanimously by the Louisiana legislature and are awaiting Gov. John Bel Edwards’ signature. These bills represent a bipartisan effort to reform Louisiana’s burdensome licensing laws and help make it easier for Louisianans to find work.

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