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Pennsylvania Needs Regulatory Reform

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania

Katie Walsh owns and operates two businesses: a tattoo parlor and a spa. If she could, Walsh would merge her two businesses. Pennsylvania’s onerous regulations, however, force Walsh to maintain separate business licenses and pay rent on two different but connected storefronts.

Moreover, Pennsylvania’s licensing requirements are wildly different and serve no practical purpose. On one hand, licensing requirements for makeup artists cause many headaches for Walsh and her employees – with no benefit to customers. On the other hand, Walsh’s tattoo artists simply agree to apprentice under a shop owner and complete training on bloodborne pathogens.

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