Small Business News

| Santa Fe New Mexican

Alma Castro, a Santa Fe city councilor whose family owns Café Castro, said the bill would help business owners as well by giving the government some responsibility for administering paid leave and adding employee contributions.

“Please consider this bill not only for employees but also for employers,” she said.

| Inland Empire Business Journal

For Tara Lynn Gray, Director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), entrepreneurship has always been a core principle of her life. Her journey as an advocate for small businesses wasn’t built on textbooks, but on her family’s roots in small business ownership...As a key partner of Small Business Majority, she stands as a champion for the dreamers and risk-takers; the pillars of the communities across California and in the Inland Empire.

| Patch GA

This legislative session, I urge state officials to move forward with expanding Medicaid coverage to create a healthier workforce, stimulate local economies and alleviate financial pressures for small businesses.

| Albuquerque Journal

This is why 85% of New Mexican small businesses welcome the introduction of the PFMLA. The legislation has been tailored to support our smallest businesses and removes the burdens associated with administrative concerns and costs.

| Blue Virginia

“A state-run paid family and medical leave program gives small businesses like mine a better opportunity at retaining, recruiting employees and competing with larger companies for quality talent,” said Shirley Mae Modlin, owner of 3D Design and Manufacturing, LLC and member of Small Business Majority’s Virginia Small Business Council. “Implementing paid family and medical leave is a commonsense policy that the Commonwealth should get behind. I hope policymakers will do right for our state’s small business community and pass SB 373 and HB 737.”

| Virginia Mercury

“This is leveling the playing field, giving small businesses an opportunity to compete with the huge corporations,” said Shirley Modlin, the owner of a small manufacturing company in Powhatan and a member of Small Business Majority’s Virginia Small Business Council.

| Delaware Business Court Insider

Another national organization, Small Business Majority, submitted an amicus brief advocating for the Chancery decision to stand.

| Associated Press

Founder and CEO Clifton Broumand usually gets a shipment of components about once a month, but the latest delivery, which departed Asia four weeks ago, is delayed. The normal route — three weeks via the Suez Canal — has been shut down by the Houthi attacks.

| Valdosta Daily Times

With only a few weeks left in our 40-day 2024 legislative session, Governor Kemp and the Georgia General Assembly still have a tremendous opportunity to use the current budget to ensure the small business community has access to essential health and tax benefits.

| KOAT 7

Some business owners support the bill like the owner of Cafe Castro in Santa Fe, Alma Castro. “We shouldn't be hesitant to change. I think that the legislators and the Small Business Majority have done a really good job doing the research and understanding that we will not be going out of business if this bill were to pass,” Castro said.