Wisconsin, like many states, doesn’t have enough workers.
But help could be on the way from the Legislature. Assembly Bill 332 is under consideration in the state Senate.
Today, if I take my West Virginia driver’s license and drive in Wisconsin, local authorities will recognize the credential. I will be permitted to drive. Local authorities trust that my West Virginia credential and my years of driving experience are valid.
But when it comes to occupational licenses — for cutting hair, giving a massage, taking X-rays and more — no similar process in place. Occupational licenses do not travel and function across state lines.