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September

GCP Board member appointed to medical marijuana advisory committee

Governor John Kasich has appointed Michael Stanek, vice president/CFO of Hunt Imaging in Berea and owner of Cleveland Cycle Tours, to a new panel that is being formed—the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

Stanek also serves as a GCP Board member and as COSE Board chair.

The assignment is to represent employers’ views as regulatory proceedings on medical marijuana take place in Ohio. Read more.

Special election after November likely on minimum wage

Cleveland part-time workers’ measure withdrawn

A vote is not likely to take place in November on a Cleveland-only minimum wage increase that would phase in a $15 minimum wage—starting with $12 an hour in January—while the rest of the state remains at $8.10.

The measure is, however, expected to appear on a future ballot on a to-be-determined date after November.

A separate Cleveland-only part-time workers’ initiative that was in line to appear on the November ballot has been withdrawn by petitioners. Cleveland City Council is expected to pass legislation Monday afternoon granting the request and repealing the proposal. Read more.