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Indiana governor signs bill untangling hair braiders licensing laws

http://ij.org/press-release/indiana-governor-signs-bill-untangling-hair-braiders-licensing-laws/

This is good news for small business owners:

"Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that exempts natural or African-style hair braiding from the state’s cosmetology laws. Authored by Rep. Timothy Wesco and Sen. Liz Brown, HB 1243 passed by wide margins in the Indiana General Assembly.

“Indiana has long prided itself as ‘a state that works,’” said Institute for Justice Senior Legislative Counsel Lee McGrath. “This reform proves that those words are more than a motto by repealing a completely arbitrary labor-market regulation that stops braiders from earning an honest living.”

Previously, braiders could only work if they first obtained a cosmetology license, which takes at least 1,500 hours of training. Yet unlike cosmetologists, braiders do not use any harsh chemicals or dyes, while many cosmetology schools do not teach natural braiding.

“Indiana should not require a license for something as safe and common as braiding,” said Nicole Barnes-Thomas, a small business owner who had to stop braiding because of the state’s cosmetology laws. “I am proud that this bill passed and look forward to being able to get back to work as a braider.”


Balance of article at the link
Posted by Muddling Through | Sat Apr 29, 2017, 02:11 PM (6 replies)

What's for dinner?

Smoked chicken wings and veggies.

Posted by Muddling Through | Tue Apr 25, 2017, 06:57 PM (12 replies)

Groundbreaking Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Paul ONeill Found Dead

http://tennesseestar.com/2017/04/09/groundbreaking-trans-siberian-orchestra-founder-paul-oneill-found-dead/http://tennesseestar.com/2017/04/09/groundbreaking-trans-siberian-orchestra-founder-paul-oneill-found-dead/


This is sad news.

The music world has suffered another loss as the unexpected passing of Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO) founder Paul O’Neill was announced Wednesday.


The Los Angeles Times reported:

“Paul O’Neill, who founded the progressive metal band Trans-Siberian Orchestra that was known for its spectacular holiday concerts filled with theatrics, lasers and pyrotechnics, has died at the age of 61.

O’Neill was found dead in his room by hotel staff at a Tampa Embassy Suites late Wednesday afternoon, University of South Florida police spokeswoman Renna Reddick said. There were no obvious signs of foul play, and a medical examiner is working to determine an official cause, she said."
Posted by Muddling Through | Sun Apr 9, 2017, 07:24 PM (1 replies)
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