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Gov. DeSantis Wants To Cut Licensing Requirements For Floridians Looking For Work

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to make it easier for Florida residents to obtain work by cutting licensing requirements for jobs in things like hospitality and cosmetology.

DeSantis points out what he considers inconsistencies. One example is snipers in the Marine Corps. They have to take up to 632 hours of training while licensed interior designers in Florida take 1,760 hours.

The governor is calling on lawmakers to reduce licensing requirements.

He also wants to implement “global licensing.” That will ensure occupational licenses would be valid in all Florida counties – allowing residents to move from county to county without requiring additional licensing of the same kind.

Brittany Jarret is a senior broadcast journalism student at Florida A&MUniversity. She currently serves as the Assistant Lifestyles Editor for the FAMUAN newspaper and a live-shot reporter for FAMU’s News 20 at Five. Her passion for writing and storytelling is deeply displayed through her goal to become a multimedia journalist.