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Occupational licensing holds Pennsylvanians back

Originally published at The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jasmine is an artist, and her face is her canvas.

She has skin so flawless you couldn’t find a pore with a Hubble telescope. Her winged liner is drawn with the type of exacting symmetry that is usually reserved for only the glossiest of magazine ads. The Brooklyn-born makeup artist knows her face is her business card. For her, skincare and makeup isn’t about superficiality and vanity — it’s a form of expressing empowerment and self-esteem.

But even as her promising professional career blossoms, a formidable obstacle has emerged that jeopardizes her livelihood: the government.

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