small business

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Lawmakers are thinking about overriding Gov. John Kasich’s veto of a bill that aims to cut down on business regulation. Small businesses worry about what this could mean for future regulatory action.

The bill Kasich vetoed, SB 221, would give the state’s rulemaking committee, known as Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, more authority to disqualify rules or review them after they go into effect.

Richard Cordray
WIKIMEDIA

The Democratic nominee for Ohio governor, Richard Cordray, toured a manufacturing site in Cleveland Tuesday. The former federal consumer watchdog talked about small-business policy.

Cordray met with business leaders for a closed-to-press session at Magnet, a manufacturing incubator that receives state and federal funding.  His campaign proposes helping small businesses with permits and low-interest loans. 

photo of The Cover of the report on microbusinesses from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND / THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CLEVELAND

New business startup rates in Ohio and across the U.S. remain low despite a growing economy. The latest study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offers one explanation for the trend. 

photo of Gov. John Kasich
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

An income tax break for Ohio’s small businesses in recent years is under fire from Democrats and some Republicans. They say the current budget situation shows it’s time to end that tax cut. Gov. John Kasich is firmly rejecting those suggestions.

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AKRON URBAN LEAGUE/TWITTER

The Akron Urban League has renewed a partnership that will allow it to continue helping minority-owned small businesses in the area.

The Ohio Development Services Agency has again named the group as one of seven partners in its Minority Business Assistance Center program.

The assistance centers help minority businesses get state benefits, and provide business training.

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