Small Business News

| Chicago Sun Times

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., is bringing small-business advocate and former solo-entrepreneur Geraldine “Geri” Sanchez Aglipay. She is the Midwest manager of outreach, education and policy efforts at Small Business Majority,


Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky guest for the address is Geri Aglipay. She’s a local official with Small Business Majority, a group that advocates for small businesses across the country.

| Daily Herald

Schakowsky, of Evanston, has invited small-business advocate and entrepreneur Geraldine "Geri" Sanchez Aglipay.

Aglipay is the Midwest manager of outreach, education and policy efforts at Small Business Majority, which advocates for and provides resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country.

Part of Aglipay's work is to expand access to affordable health care for small-business owners and to promote women entrepreneurs and women's business organizations.

| Medium

A federal appeals court has put the future of the ACA in jeopardy once again, which is devastating for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions — including many solo business owners in our community like me.

| Colorado Politics

Not everybody is on board, of course, or it already would have happened. The study committee didn’t attract a single witness in opposition in its Senate and House committee hearing, with such supporters as the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the Small Business Majority. No business groups formally opposed it, but the Colorado Bankers Association was neutral.

| Sierra Sun Times

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday announced that a diverse group of bipartisan economists, patient groups, hospitals, healthcare providers, healthcare insurance companies, and others filed amicus briefs defending the Affordable Care Act. The diverse coalition of amici supports California’s state coalition in its fight to protect the Affordable Care Act. The amici urge the Supreme Court to grant review of California’s case and argue that it is necessary to protect America’s healthcare system and the well-being of Americans across the nation.


| Attorney General Letitia James

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that a diverse group of bipartisan patient groups, hospitals, health care providers, insurance companies, economists, and others filed multiple amicus briefs supporting a multistate effort to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The amici urge the U.S. Supreme Court to grant expedited review of the coalition’s case and argue that such review is necessary to protect America’s health care system and the well-being of Americans across the nation.


| Richmond Times-Dispatch

Virginia legislators are considering a measure to establish a paid family and medical leave insurance program for the state. A bill has only just been introduced, but some already are arguing this would harm businesses. As a small-business owner myself, I can say a state paid family leave program would be extremely beneficial to my business.

| Law 360

Additional antagonism appeared in briefs filed Wednesday by the AARP, the American Cancer Society, the Small Business Majority Foundation and more than 30 state hospital associations. The briefs urged the Supreme Court to accept and quickly decide the case, as advocated by a coalition of Democratic state attorneys general and the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.