RGA Releases New “Simply Stated” Video Highlighting Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Leadership on Licensing Reform

Today, the Republican Governor’s Association released the latest installment of its “Simply Stated” digital video series profiling GOP governors’ work to transform their states through pro-growth reforms and innovative policy solutions that improve the lives of working families.

The new video highlights Governor Doug Ducey’s successful initiative to make Arizona the first state in the country to establish universal recognition of occupational licenses. Delivering on a top priority outlined at the start of his second term, legislation championed and signed by Governor Ducey eliminates hurdles faced by new Arizona residents trained in skilled fields by requiring state licensing boards and commissions to recognize occupational licenses granted in other states. The legislation applies to dozens of professions, including nurses, barbers, real estate agents, and veterinarians, and contains important public health and safety protections.

Watch the video here: youtu.be/5KPRJvLguFM

Governor Ducey’s licensing reforms have been heralded as a model for the nation, with The Wall Street Journal editorial board recently writing that the reforms, “will make it easier to earn a decent living,” and “[w]ith opportunities like these opening up, it’s no wonder Arizona is growing fast.”

“Under Governor Ducey’s leadership, Arizona is a true pioneer in reducing barriers to employment and fostering a pro-growth environment that benefits both workers and job creators,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “With Governor Ducey’s new licensing reforms in place, Arizona’s economic future is brighter than ever.”

The previous video in the Simply Stated series profiled Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s successful efforts to attract manufacturing jobs to his state. View previous Simply Stated videos, and all RGA videos, here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RepGovs/featured