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November 2017

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Cleveland Council Passes Petition Transparency Proposal

GCP members have expressed concerns over parts of the process in place for petitioners to place an issue on the local ballot. After all, even well-intended ballot issue proposals and campaigns can severely limit the way businesses can strengthen and grow. 

To help shine more transparency on Cleveland ballot issues that are brought forward, City Council introduced and passed a proposal last week that would make it mandatory for circulators of petitions to file an itemized statement that provides more information on that individual’s petition circulation experience.

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54th Annual Public Officials Reception

Local, state and federal elected officials gathered with Cleveland's business and community leaders Friday at FirstEnergy Stadium for the 54th annual Public Officials Reception.

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Port of Cleveland and Tri-C issues win approval, questionable drug measure fails

Unofficial Election Day results, as reported by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, are in.  The GCP proudly supported the Issue 59 (Port of Cleveland) and Issue 61 (Tri-C) and opposed Issue 2, a deceptive measure that would have changed the way Ohio purchased prescription drugs.

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GCP recommends support for the Port of Cleveland and Tri-C,
opposes questionable drug pricing measure

Vote YES on Issue 59, Port of Cleveland
The renewal of the Port of Cleveland’s operating levy will cost a homeowner a mere $3.50 annually for every $100,000 of home value, making it one of the smallest tax levies in Cuyahoga County.

Vote YES on Issue 61, Tri-C 
GCP supports a capital bond issue that would annually cost $17.50 for every $100,000 of home value; the funding will support new Tri-C facilities and upgrades across all campuses.

Vote NO on Issue 2, Deceptive Drug Pricing
GCP opposes a statewide ballot proposal that would change how the state of Ohio purchases prescription drugs. 
The proposed initiated statute, Issue 2, would attempt to prohibit the state from purchasing a prescription drug unless the net cost of the drug is equal to or less than the lowest price paid for the drug by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.