With Congress reconvening this month, it’s time for our government officials to get serious about tackling small business issues. Small business owners like me are often used as a talking point for officials, but the reality is most are out of touch with our needs.
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Today, 520 state and national community-based groups called on the three federal bank regulatory agencies that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to not include a one-ratio metric in the upcoming proposed CRA rule change.
This bill is supported by a number of national organizations, including: R Street, American Sustainable Business Council, National Taxpayers Union, Niskanen Center, Coalition to Reduce Spending, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Reinsurance Association of America, National Wildlife Federation, CERES
It’s easy to see why, in 2017, a bipartisan Congressional majority rejected proposals to “repeal and replace” the ACA. But the administration is now asking the courts for something even more extreme: repealing the law without any replacement whatsoever.
My government officials don’t seem to truly understand the issues that could make or break my business, and according to recent polling, 95% of Wisconsin small business owners agree. If officials would listen, I would tell them many of us need help training a skilled workforce.
The SB343 Act is also supported by consumer organizations such as the California Civil Service Retirement System, Health Access California, and other business organizations such as Small Business Majority and other labor groups.
The poll was conducted by a consulting firm on behalf of Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization.
If policymakers would take the time to listen to small-business owners like me, they would learn that health care costs are a major problem. They’re usually too much for small businesses to afford, and that hurts our ability to attract and retain employees.
SB 343 also has been backed by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, consumer groups such as Health Access California, business groups such as Small Business Majority, and other labor groups.
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente must follow more of the same financial disclosure laws as other healthcare providers and payers in California, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 343 into law Sept. 5.