On January 10, Small Business Majority's Georgia Director and National Women's Entrepreneurship Director, Rachel Shanklin, testified before the Georgia General Assembly at a hearing on Medicaid Expansion. She shared comments on the benefits of expanding healthcare coverage and its impacts to the small business ecosystem.
Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Colorado. The state’s nearly 690,000 small businesses employ 1.2 million people, accounting for 99.5% of all businesses in Colorado.
Virginia is home to more than 800,000 small businesses, employing 1.6 million people and accounting for 99.5% of all businesses in Virginia. Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure small business ownership and entrepreneurship are at the center of a robust, equitable, and competitive economy for the Commonwealth.
On December 20, Small Business Majority joined the American Sustainable Business Network, Businesses for Conservation and Climate Action, Main Street Alliance and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce in filing an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court. The brief argues that efforts to enable any business to circumvent regulatory statute of limitations would create uncertainty and confusion for businesses seeking to remain in compliance with the law.
On December 18, Small Business Majority CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer provided feedback on the proposed rule to update the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) regulations on unfair or deceptive practices relating to fees for goods and services.
Today, Awesta Sarkash, Public Policy Director, submitted a letter of support for HB 181, the Family Care Act. The bill would create a paid family and medical leave insurance fund in state and allow small business owners to access and offer this benefit to their employees, helping them overcome challenges in the workforce.
On December 8, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director and National Quality Jobs Policy Director, Lindsey Vigoda, provided comments to the Colorado Prescription Affordability Board regarding affordability reviews of prescription drugs in Colorado, a key issue impacting Coloradans and small businesses alike.
On December 1, Small Business Majority's CEO John Arensmeyer provided written comments on the Request for Information (RFI) regarding the coverage of over-the-counter (OTC) preventive services for reproductive healthcare specifically as it relates to contraceptives access and availability. Access to quality and affordable reproductive healthcare, including preventive services, is critical for ensuring full participation in entrepreneurship and business ownership.
On November 20, Small Business Majority filed an amicus brief alongside nearly 40 companies and individuals doing business in Texas before the Texas Supreme Court in the case of Zurawski v. Texas. The brief argues that the state's restrictive abortion bans are bad for the business community and are having a negative impact on the state’s economy—including an estimated $14.5 billion in lost revenue each year.
On November 17, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director and National Quality Jobs Policy Director, Lindsey Vigoda, submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Early Childhood Education regarding the proposed permanent rules for family childcare homes (FCCH).