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February

How you can help support the Health and Human Services levy

The Greater Cleveland Partnership is urging passage of the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Levy, which is Issue 23 on the March 15th county-wide ballot.

The 4.8 mill levy – which is not a tax increase—is a crucial source of funding in Cuyahoga County for children, the elderly and families in need or in crises.

Opportunities to support the Health and Human Services Levy include: serving as a volunteer; requesting a yard sign; donating to the campaign; and voting YES on Issue 23 on the March 15th ballot. Read more.

Why GCP has a Political Action Committee and the power of your involvement

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. And, don’t forget, Tuesday, February 16th is the deadline to register to vote in Ohio's primary election.

Individually, you may choose to support candidates through your contributions and your vote. While the right to vote and your perspective on the issues are crucial, many still believe their voice is not heard throughout the process.

Click here to learn about the role the Greater Cleveland Partnership Political Action Committee (GCP PAC) plays in amplifying the voice of business.

Learn more about key projects recommended for state funding

In this week’s “GCP Insight” video, Alesha Washington, the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s vice president of government advocacy, discusses why some of the projects that the GCP is recommending for funding in the state’s 2016-17 capital bill were chosen. Click to watch the video.

The ”GCP Insight” video series, hosted by Lesic and Camper Vice President Steve Luttner, focuses on topics of interest to the Greater Cleveland business community.

GCP reiterates position on harmful local hiring legislation

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) continues to be opposed to state legislation that would prohibit local residency hiring requirements for public construction contracts.

Separate bills – HB 180 and SB 152 – have passed their respective chambers and are now being heard in the opposite House and Senate committees. SB 152 is scheduled for a hearing in the House State Government Committee this week. Ultimately, the House and the Senate need to agree on a single bill that can be sent to the Governor to sign into law. Read more.