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Lawmakers aim to create jobs by cutting occupational licensing red-tape

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Braiding hair without a license could get you in trouble in Florida. So could cutting and wrapping hair, manicuring fingernails, auctioneering property, landscaping, interior design and timekeeping at a boxing match. If you want to earn money or start a business in dozens of job categories, Florida requires a state-approved license – and they don’t come cheaply. Barbers are required to complete 1,200 hours of training – equivalent to 25 hours a week for one year – to be eligible…

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