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June

Policy makers debating state budget process, congressional redistricting reform

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.

GCP submits testimony on importance of access to capital

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.

Expanding the state’s job creation tax credit

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.

Click to watch.

The GCP Insight video series features conversations about topics of interest to the Greater Cleveland business community.

Update on Ohio’s medical marijuana program

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.