067 Dr. Edward Timmons – Barriers to Work in New Mexico

Paul and Wally give a short update on the results and the Albuquerque Public School mil levy and bond election and what it may mean for future policy and elections.

Paul then talks with Edward Timmons, PhD of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation about his published research that addresses how occupational licensing may be ending the dreams of citizens in New Mexico of entertaining a new career and climbing the economic ladder. 

From a policy insight document released by the Archbridge Institute and Rio Grande Foundation based on Dr. Timmons work:

“Between 1993 and 2012, New Mexico added licensing requirements for 41 low- and moderate-income occupations – 10 more than the national average. Occupational licensing limits opportunities for employment and prevents hard working New Mexican from achieving the American Dream.”