Apr 23

On April 17, GCP submitted a letter outlining policy priorities to Governor Mike DeWine, Senate President Larry Obhof and Speaker Larry Householder. These priorities include:

  • Developing strategies to incrementally re-open the state on May 1
  • An increased ability for Jobs Ohio to act quickly and more locally with the Northeast Ohio business community and GCP members
  • Encouraging  municipal governments and other political subdivisions toward shared services and new delivery models to maximize service while removing duplication
  • Taking additional steps to ensure the survival of minority businesses
  • Continue to enhance efforts to enable transactions and government interactions through secure technology solutions
  • Preserve Ohio’s CyberOhio Advisory Board and maintain technology industry support services and resources
  • Reduce the complexity of regulatory compliance utilizing new or existing processes
  • Make low-interest loans available to small businesses for virus-related costs or loss of profits
  • Maximize existing tools to maintain and grow incentives that are creating jobs in the state, including the Job Creation Tax Credit program, Ohio New Market and Historic Preservation Tax Credit program
  • Preserve the Ohio small business tax deduction on the first $250,000 in business income
  • Maintain the commercial activity tax (CAT) rate and uphold the exemption level
  • Maintain funding for incumbent workforce training
  • Address K-12 education funding challenges in the short term and provide school districts the flexibility needed to combat financial demands
  • Maintain meaningful investment in H2Ohio program

Read the full correspondence.