During the first portion of the 132nd General Assembly, 20 bills were sent from the legislature to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for approval. During this period, four votes were determined to be “key votes” (3 House, 1 Senate) by the Ohio Chamber’s government affairs team that would count towards legislators’ Free Enterprise Index scores. As Ohio’s leading business advocates, it is important that we make sure lawmakers are held accountable for their decisions and how they impact businesses. We believe this index provides Ohio Chamber members with the necessary information to identify pro-business legislators, gauge legislator performance and highlight issues that impact Ohio’s business climate.
For the local chambers of commerce that participate in the Chamber Action Alliance, we ask that you reach out to your legislators on social media highlighting their Free Enterprise Index score and encourage them to work with the Ohio Chamber to continue improving Ohio’s business climate.