On March 30, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director Awesta Sarkash wrote in support for SB 1281, legislation that would end the OmniBase program in Texas. This program enforces debt-based license holds on individuals with overdue fines and fees, which impacts small businesses and their employees and their ability to seek employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
On March 29, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist testified before the Senate Bank and Finance Committee on SB 33, legislation that could ensure small businesses continue to have the transparency they need when shopping for financing products.
On March 28, Small Business Majority's Illinois Director Tasha Brown testified before the Illinois House Financial Institutions and Licensing Committee on behalf of HB 2234, legislation that would enact critical protections for small business borrowers in Illinois.
On March 28, Johnathon Bush, owner of Not Just Cookies provided testimony before the Illinois House Financial Institutions and Licensing Committee on HB 2234, legislation that would extend consumer protections for small business borrowers.
On March 27, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted testimony to the Colorado House Finance Committee on HB 23-1112, legislation that would expand the state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for working Coloradans.
On March 24, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Health & Insurance Committe to support HB 23-1215. This legislation will provide protections for Coloradans and small business owners from costs associated with abusive hospital facility fees.
On March 24, Sandra Payne, co-owner of Denver Concrete Vibrator, testified before the Colorado House Health & Insurance Committee in support of HB 23-1215, which will make a difference in healthcare accessibility and affordability for Coloradans, and specifically for small business owners.
Today, CEO and Founder John Arensmeyer offered written testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing: "Why Health Care is Unaffordable." Mr. Arensmeyer offered a range of policy solutions to help address healthcare affordability issues and support America's diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem with access to quality coverage.
As a representative of the more than four million small businesses in California, Small Business Majority is pleased to support AB 616 (Rodriguez), the Medical Group Financial Transparency Act. This bill would advance efforts to improve healthcare affordability by ensuring that healthcare purchasers and consumers have access to important information about the finances of large medical groups and other physician organizations.
Midwest Director Tasha Brown testifies to express our support for Senate Bill 1912, legislation that will provide the Department of Insurance the authority to reject unreasonable rate increases for health insurance in both the individual and small group markets.