Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in New Mexico. New Mexico's 154,000 plus small businesses account for 99% of all businesses in the state and employ more than half of workers in the state, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Today, John Arensmeyer submitted a comment letter for the Department of Labor's propsed rule on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance today supporting President Biden's nominee, Daniel Werfel, as Commissioner of the IRS. Daniel Werfel has the experience, knowledge, and skills to excel as the IRS Commissioner. We urge the Senate Committee on Finance to quickly confirm him.
On November 11, Small Business Majority's Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash submitted a comment letter on the preliminary draft rules for New Mexico's Work and $ave Program to outline ways the program can better support small and underserved businesses.
Today, Small Business Majority and 42 other business organizations submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Treasury concerning the distribution of funding for Technical Assistance (TA) programs and activities that support small business ecosystems.
On October 17, Small Business Majority and Good Business Colorado submitted comments to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on proposed rules for private plans in the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. The FAMLI program is an essential program for Colorado, which will provide employees of small businesses with access to paid family leave, and help small firms compete with larger companies.
On August 29, small businesses and business organizations signed their names to a letter urging Governor Newsom to make worker-funded Paid Family Leave (PFL) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) more accessible to California’s low-wage workers. The letter outlines how California’s PFL program can level the playing field for California small business owners who want to provide quality jobs for their workers.
On August 13, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to California Governor Newsom in support of Senate Bill 1126, which will enable the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program to achieve its mission of ensuring all Californians have a path to financial security in retirement.
Today, hundreds of small business owners and business organizations added their names to a letter urging Congress to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The letter outlines how small businesses stand to benefit from the legislation, namely by improving access to healthcare, increasing tax enforcement on large corporations, and making meaningful climate change investments.
On August 5, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted recommendations to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), concerning the proposed benefits rules of the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. FAMLI will give small businesses a competitive advantage over large corporations, but only when CDLE considers the challenges and circumstances surrounding the small business ecosystem.