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GCP Board endorses Health and Human Services Levy

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Board of Directors voted last week to endorse the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy (HHS) , which will be on the November ballot, and to provide $15,000 in support.

“This levy supports many critical health and human services activities that are vital to the well-being of our community including MetroHealth and services for seniors, children and families,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. Read more.

Great Lakes language included in federal water bill

Critical language requiring that the Great Lakes be viewed as a “system” was included in the new Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) bill released Wednesday by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA-9), House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, chairman, and Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7) a subcommittee chairman.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership Advocacy Team worked closely with the Congressmen to have this language placed in the bill. Read more.

GCP advocacy efforts continue, as Congress returns from recess

Following the traditional August recess, Congress returns to Capitol Hill with a full agenda and a short legislative calendar.

In regards to GCP priority items, expect to see the House introduce and move its version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), called the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).