A virtual luncheon — Licensing in a Pandemic: Why you can’t find a food truck or get a haircut

Join the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy for a virtual luncheon,


Licensing in a Pandemic: Why you can’t get a food truck or a haircut, and what you can do about it


Monday, April 27, at noon


We’ll discuss problems created by state and local licensing laws that prevent customers from accessing needed services, and how those laws make it harder for individuals and entrepreneurs to get by during a pandemic.


Our speakers are Andrew Cline, Justin Pearson, and Ross Connolly.


You can sign up by clicking this link to our Eventbrite page.


Speaker bios:

Andrew Cline is president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. Before that, he spent 14 years as editor of the editorial page of the New Hampshire Union Leader, where his work won him two New Hampshire Press Association Editorial Writer of the Year awards. A USA Today contributor, he has been published in more than 100 newspapers and magazines, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and The Weekly Standard.

Justin Pearson is the Florida Office Managing Attorney at the Institute for Justice and also oversees IJ’s national economic liberty efforts. Justin has devoted his career to defending the constitutional rights of small-business owners, and he has victoriously argued on their behalf in trial and appellate courts across the nation. These include winning several types of constitutional challenges that had never previously prevailed anywhere.  Justin received his law degree with honors from the University of Miami and his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University.

Ross Connolly serves as the Deputy State Director of Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire.  Ross oversees AFP-NH’s efforts to reform our occupational licensing regime to one that protects public safety while breaking down barriers that hold Americans back from reaching their full potential. A native Granite Stater, born and raised in Hollis, he is a graduate of Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua. Ross is an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island.