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Important policy issues continue to be debated at the Ohio Statehouse leading up to a new two-year state budget deal that will need to be in place by the end of June.
In this segment of “GCP Insight,” Sante Ghetti, the GCP’s vice president of advocacy, speaks with State Senator Frank LaRose about the state budget and the possibility of congressional redistricting reform. Click to watch.
On June 13th, the Greater Cleveland Partnership submitted testimony to the Ohio House Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development Committee regarding House Bill 10 (HB 10), legislation that would permit intrastate crowdfunding in Ohio.
HB 10 would allow Ohioans to invest in businesses through an online OhioInvests portal. Click to read the testimony.
Learn more about Ohio’s medical marijuana legalization process in this “GCP Insight” conversation with Greater Cleveland Partnership Board member Mike Stanek, a member of the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee, and Sante Ghetti, the GCP’s vice president of advocacy.
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The Greater Cleveland Partnership recently provided testimony on SB 3 and HB 166, key workforce bills moving through the Ohio General Assembly that seek to strengthen the state’s workforce development system.
The provisions in both pieces of legislation stem from the Building Ohio’s Future Workforce report, released by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation at the beginning of the year.
Topics in this “GCP Insight” interview with Greater Cleveland Partnership Senior Vice President of Advocacy Marty McGann and State Senator Matt Dolan include the expansion of the state’s job creation tax credit to include full-time, home-based employees.
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Marijuana remains classified as an illegal controlled substance under federal law, yet medical marijuana technically became legal in Ohio on September 8, 2016.
Meanwhile, the rules and regulations are being systematically rolled out and finalized by state agencies that are required by law to take all actions necessary to ensure the program is operational no later than September 2018.
So, what’s on the horizon? The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will meet again on June 8 to continue the rules process that will eventually govern growers, dispensaries, patients, caregivers, physicians, processors, and testing labs. Learn more.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is urging the Ohio General Assembly to enact unemployment compensation reform that will achieve long-term solvency of the unemployment fund.
We’re calling for reforming the system so that it efficiently and effectively balances the interests of both employers and employees.
Click here to read our recent letter to the legislature on this important matter. Learn more.