"We’re thrilled that legislation creating a Prescription Drug Affordability Board passed the Virginia General Assembly with bipartisan support. Small Business Majority supported this legislation in order to help protect small businesses, their employees and other stakeholders within the healthcare system from the high costs of prescription drug products.
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Statement by Awesta Sarkash, Public Policy Director for Small Business Majority, on the Virginia General Assembly’s passage of legislation to establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Board
New poll finds small businesses are struggling to keep up with rising healthcare costs and support policy solutions that will pull back the curtain on healthcare prices
Washington, D.C. - Today, Small Business Majority released a new poll revealing that small business owners continue to be impacted by rising healthcare costs, and they strongly support policy solutions that can bring down these costs.
Statement by Tasha Brown, Midwest Director at Small Business Majority, on support for the Paid Leave for All bill that will help small employers compete with big businesses for talent
"We are proud to support Representative Francesca Hong (District 76-D) and Senator LaTonya Johnson’s (District 6-D) introduction of the ‘Paid Leave for All’ bill that would enact a state-administered paid family and medical leave insurance program. A state-administered program will be a boon to small businesses and their employees by facilitating access to a benefit that small businesses have historically struggled to offer.
Statement from Awesta Sarkash, Small Business Majority Public Policy Director, urging the full Senate to pass Senate Bill 3 quickly
“We are glad that Senate Bill 3 has advanced through the committee hearing process. This important proposal will enact a state-administered paid family and medical leave program in New Mexico.
Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on the bipartisan immigration deal
"We are pleased the U.S. Senate has released a bipartisan immigration deal that will foster a more rational immigration system while helping to address small businesses’ workforce challenges. We regularly hear from small business owners around the country that they need access to a more robust labor pool. Increasing legal pathways to come to the U.S. and expanding access to work authorization will help address small employers’ workforce needs and contribute to economic growth.
Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, urging the Senate to advance a bipartisan tax deal that includes multiple provisions needed to support tax equity
“We are pleased the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ‘Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act,’ a bipartisan package that expands the child tax credit (CTC) and reinstates policies needed to support business growth, tax fairness and simplicity. We urge the U.S. Senate to do the same and send this legislation to President Biden for his signature.
Statement by Bianca Blomquist, Policy Director, California for Small Business Majority, on measures in Governor Gavin Newsom’s January budget proposal that will impact California small business owners.
“We are glad that Governor Gavin Newsom’s January 2024-25 budget proposal maintains funding for programs that small businesses rely on but we hope the governor’s review in May will include increases for programs and services essential to job creation, workforce development, and overall small business growth.
Many provisions included in this year’s January proposal would support efforts to start or grow a business. Small business owners are encouraged by the following proposed investments:
New poll finds the vast majority of New Mexico small business owners support state-administered paid family & medical leave benefits as a way of better retaining employees and bridging the benefits gap.
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Small Business Majority released a new poll showing small business support for paid family and medical leave programs that help employees and protect small employers. A vast majority (85%) support a state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program that would make it easier for their businesses and their employees to access uniform paid leave benefits.
Nueva encuesta revela que la gran mayoría de empresarios en Nuevo México apoyan los beneficios de una licencia médica y familiar pagada a nivel estatal como estrategia para retener mejor a los empleados y cerrar la brecha en beneficios.
Albuquerque, Nuevo México - Small Business Majority publicó una nueva encuesta mostrando apoyo empresarial por programas de licencia médica y familiar pagada para ayudar a los empleados y proteger los pequeños empleadores.
Statement by John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, on why a new Department of Labor proposed rule is important to small employers
“We are thrilled the U.S. Department of Labor is taking action to rescind a Trump Administration policy that sought to expand association health plans. While some claim that association health plans can lower costs for some small businesses, they would in fact harm small firms overall by causing higher premiums, unbalanced risk pools and lower-quality insurance.