In Part 2 of Paul Leavoy's conversation with Margaret Busse and Jeff Shumway from Utah's Dept. of Commerce, they discuss how to overcome barriers to occupational licensing reform, how other states are streamlining licensing requirements, the importance of stakeholder engagement, and much more
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Regulatory policies are ever-evolving and differ widely from coast to coast and around the world. We keep a pulse on the active world of regulation and licensing.

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Ontario regulators crack down on unregistered cryptocurrency firms, Spain moves toward legalization of medical cannabis for treatment of cancer and other debilitating illnesses, Kansas legalizes sports betting, and more in our latest Week in Brief.
In Part 2 of Paul Leavoy's conversation with Ronne Hines, formerly from Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), they discuss the role regulatory agencies can play in alleviating labor shortages, digital transformation and regulatory resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, regulatory reform and challenges, and more.
How can new technology enable the regulator of the future to improve its work in protecting the public interest? What challenges does the future hold for regulatory bodies? Ascend Radio guests share their thoughts.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Virginia expedites licensing for social workers from out-of-state, Massachusetts simplifies licensure for military spouses, and more in our weekly look at regulatory news.
Few regulatory leaders have left their mark on regulation like Harry Cayton. He’s sought-after the world round for his analysis, insight, and recommendations on regulatory practices. In this Ascend Radio podcast, Cayton discusses topics ranging fairness, equality, diversity, the regulatory challenges of the pandemic, and moral duty in the context of regulation.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. This week in regulatory news, Newfoundland and Labrador announces changes to nursing regulations to allow RNs to prescribe medications, Michigan joins the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) and much more.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. This week, a Washington state regulator is hit by a massive cyberattack, licensing boards must provide more reasoning for rejecting complaints, and Wisconsin joins a growing list of states helping military families with licensure.
Florida made history when it passed the Occupational Freedom of Opportunity Act in 2020, which loosened or abolished occupational licensing requirements across 30 professions. But not everyone was pleased. We explore the main provisions of the law and the debate surrounding its passage.
The global pandemic has introduced a number of changes to regulation and licensing around the world. But are they permanent? And if regulatory requirements were loosened, were they even necessary in the first place? In this Voices column, leading regulatory authority Harry Cayton explores the pandemic's impact on regulation.
What is to be done about the ongoing exodus of workers from public sector positions in the U.S.? How can government offices work to hire, recruit, and retain the talent needed to provide effective public services? We explore this and more in Ascend's first-ever look at workforce planning.
Paul Leavoy's conversation with Cary Coglianese concludes with a discussion of regulation’s role in addressing climate change and managing new technologies like AI, how regulators can better communicate their successes in a media environment that focuses on negative headlines, and more.
When professionals commit ethical infractions, what are the consequences, and who polices them? Do the errors of a few bad apples leave entire professions at risk of reputational damage? And what about voluntary self-regulation? Can it work? Ariel Visconti explores.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss new WHO guidelines on AI regulation in the health care field, moves in California to regulate crypto businesses, and more.

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The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
This week in regulatory news, Wisconsin introduces legislation that would change professional licensing laws and tweak university admissions for DACA recipients, a Georgia Senate committee makes recommendations for changes to occupational licensing in the state, and more.

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