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State Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, Ohioans on minimum wage will see a small increase in their paychecks.  The state wage will rise from $8.15 an hour to $8.30 an hour for non-tipped employees. Tipped employees will increase from $4.08 to $4.15.

An amendment passed by Ohio voters a little over 10 years ago mandated Ohio’s minimum wage increase on January 1 of each year based on the rate of inflation.  The 2018 increase is the largest in Ohio since January 2015. 

The Ohio minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour at businesses with annual gross receipts of $305,000 or less, and for 14- and 15-year-olds.

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GCP Support of State Capital Bill Projects

GCP is recommending that the Ohio Legislature include financing for 14 high-impact projects in the state’s 2017-18 capital bill. 

Places with Impact will continue GCP’s development efforts to improve access to Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, downtown development, and transformational neighborhood projects. It will also include support for multi-modal connectivity.

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GCP Joins Coalition Committed to Non-Discrimination

The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s board leadership has voted for the organization to become a member of Ohio Business Competes, a non-partisan coalition of businesses committed to achieving non-discrimination policies to add protections in housing and employment for the LGBTQ community statewide.

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Tax Reform Legislation Approved

Following a standoff on the Senate floor Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate approved tax reform legislation early Saturday morning.  

The Senate tax legislation passed despite various concerns over the future impact on the nation’s debt and that the proposal may not provide enough benefits for certain types of businesses and individuals.

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