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February 18, 2020
OHIO HOUSE ADVANCES HB 308 DESPITE CHAMBER OPPOSITION
On Wednesday, February 12, the Ohio House passed legislation that will prove harmful to Ohio’s economic competitiveness and business climate. While the bill – House Bill 308 – accomplishes a commendable goal of providing more options for first responders to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it does so in a way that will have unintended consequences.
SENATE COMMITTEE HEARS CONCERNS ON SENATE WIND REFERENDUM BILL
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce recently testified in front of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee as an opponent to Senate Bill 234. This bill would allow residents of townships to put referenda on their ballots to overturn wind projects after they have been approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board.
LEGISLATIVE INACTION PUTS OHIO EMPLOYERS AT RISK OF HIGHER TAXES
In President Trump’s budget proposal, one policy provision highlights why the time is now for Ohio’s legislature to fix our broken – and nearly broke – unemployment compensation system. Under the proposal, a new minimum solvency standard is created and employers in states that fail to meet the new standard will see a reduction in the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) credit.