Small Business News

| Attorney General Letitia James

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that a diverse group of bipartisan patient groups, hospitals, health care providers, insurance companies, economists, and others filed multiple amicus briefs supporting a multistate effort to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

| Law 360

Additional antagonism appeared in briefs filed Wednesday by the AARP, the American Cancer Society, the Small Business Majority Foundation and more than 30 state hospital associations.

| Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia legislators are considering a measure to establish a paid family and medical leave insurance program for the state. A bill has only just been introduced, but some already are arguing this would harm businesses.

| Medium

The U.S. Court of Appeals made a grave mistake when it put the future of the ACA in limbo once more. The ACA’s components must be upheld in full because the law has been absolutely critical to the success of the California small business community.

| American Banker

“We are glad the U.S. Senate voted today to confirm Jovita Carranza,” Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer said in a press release.

| East Bay Times

Once again, the future of the Affordable Care Act is unclear after a recent ruling from a federal appeals court, a decision that has huge implications for job creators.

| Washington Post

Half the workers in companies with fewer than 50 employees have access to retirement benefits, according to a Labor Department report.

| Alexandria Times

I was happy to see that Congress increased funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s entrepreneurial development programs by more than $21 million in its 2020 government spending plan: “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020,” H.R. 1158.

| Southern Illinoisian

I was thrilled to see that Congress included additional funding for resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of legislation to fund the government next year.

| Wall Street Journal

Johnathon Bush, the owner of Not Just Cookies bakery in Chicago, said he did a brisk business at farmers markets during the summer, but he faced a cash crunch in November 2018, just as he was gearing up for the holiday season.