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New Report Examines Future of Work Across America’s 3,000-Plus Counties

America at Work: A National Mosaic and Roadmap for Tomorrow, a new report from Walmart in partnership with McKinsey & Company, examines the economies and workforces at the county level, and policy interventions that can help communities prepare for the future of work.

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Georgia Considers Bill to Prevent Student Loan Defaulters From Losing Licenses

Student loan debt remains a top issue at the state and federal level, prompting lawmakers to look for ways to ease the burden of student debt and reevaluate some of the consequences borrowers face when they default on loans.

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Behavioral Health Professions Now Featured on Scope of Practice Policy Website

As health provider workforce shortages continue to affect rural and underserved areas in the wake of the opioid crisis, state policymakers will look to address access to care in their communities this legislative session.

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Ohio Passes Legislation on Sunset, Criminal Conviction Review in Licensure

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed SB 255 to reform a variety of the state’s current occupational licensing laws in what is one of the most comprehensive reform efforts of the laws to-date.

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SCOTUS to Decide Important Procedural Employment Discrimination Case

The question the Supreme Court will decide in Fort Bend County v. Davis is whether a lawsuit is barred if an employee fails to exhaust administrative remedies with the EEOC first.

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Occupational Licensing Reform Could Aid Pay-to-Move Projects

Even with unemployment at its lowest rate since the 1960s, the boom in jobs and large the pool of workers is not felt equally in every state.

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Occupational Licensing Consortium Tackles Policy, Best Practices

The mobility and portability of licenses, bipartisan reform and special populations were just some of the points of discussion during the second annual Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium.

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Occupational Licensing and Compacts in the Health Sector

What kind of medical licensing compact would fit your state’s workforce?

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NCSL Meets With Federal Leaders on Employment for People With Disabilities

During the recent NCSL Capitol Forum, NCSL arranged a meeting with state legislative leaders and senior officials at the U.S. Department of Labor to share strategies aimed at enhancing work opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Indiana Aims to Prepare All Students for the Workforce

One of the emerging issues in education is the need to better prepare all students with workforce skills before they leave high school and hit the job market. 

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