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2016 RNC News for Cleveland Locals and Businesses

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With the 2016 Republican National Convention fast-approaching in July (18-21), locals and businesses in downtown and the surrounding areas are increasingly starting to wonder what they should be expecting during this event

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COSE/GCP Weigh-in on Workers' Comp Subrogation Bill

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If you’ve ever had an employee travel on company business that is involved in a motor vehicle accident and another driver is at fault, you know the hardships an incident like this can bring forward for all parties – especially for a small business owner.  For example, it’s not uncommon for an attorney for the injured employee to file a workers’ compensation claim before filing against a private insurance carrier because workers’ compensation is likely to pay indemnity or medical faster.

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Join Your Cause And Make Your Voice Heard

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Ohio’s Primary Election has concluded, but the General Election will be here before you know it. No matter your personal political beliefs, choosing to exercise your right to vote is central to what defines our country as a democracy. While some might have already grown tired of the constant campaign coverage at the federal level and believe their individual voice is not heard throughout the process, there are concrete actions you can take as a member of the business community to ensure we help elect state and local candidates who support your work.

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How has advocacy and the GCP PAC supported you and your business lately?

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The Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee (GCP PAC) is a non-partisan, member-driven endeavor committed to advancing the business community’s interests by building and reinforcing relationships and supporting candidates and current elected officials at the state and local levels of government. By contributing to the campaign efforts of those who will further advance our shared priorities, we provide you with a unique opportunity to advocate for initiatives and best practices that encourage economic growth and prosperity. 
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Why a Political Action Committee is important and the power of your involvement

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Primary election season is in full swing, Iowa and New Hampshire have cast their ballots, and Ohioans will march to the polls on March 15th to have their say.  Now, more than ever, the business community needs to be proactive in helping candidates for office work towards common sense solutions in the areas of workforce, workers’ compensation, tax, regulation, health care, energy, economic development, and labor.  

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Small Business Heads to the Columbus on April 26

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On April 26, small business owners from around Northeast Ohio will get the opportunity to have their voices heard and advance small business-friendly state policies. That’s when the annual COSE Day at the Capitol is scheduled to take place at Capitol Square in Columbus.

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GCP, COSE Reiterate Employers' Perspectives on State Tax Policies

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The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) recently submitted written testimony to the Ohio 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission to reiterate the perspective of small, mid and large employers as it relates to tax policy in Ohio. The testimony from GCP’s Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Marty McGann, highlights several key points made by GCP and COSE during the state operating budget process
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A Big Voice for Small Business: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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One of the most important things we do is advocate for you with elected officials and regulators to ensure that the intersection of policy, regulation, and your business does not create undue barriers to your success.  The past year provided for some significant victories for small business owners locally and throughout Ohio and your voice as small business owners was driven by your peers as COSE members and leaders played an integral role in advocating for a number of small business community priorities outlined in the COSE 2015-2016 Public Policy Agenda

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Public policy issues update

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As we begin 2016, the COSE staff would like to take time to provide updates on a number of issues that are of high importance to our small business members. Some of the issues COSE has been closely involved with include:

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2015 was a busy year for small business issues in Washington

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Small business was at the front and center of a lot of action at the federal level during 2015. As a core member of the National Small Business Association, COSE and our members were intimately involved in representing the interests of small business on many of these issues. Following is a recap of the progress small business made in Washington, D.C. during the year.