During every two-year session of the Ohio General Assembly, more than 1,000 pieces of legislation get introduced. The Ohio Chamber reviews every one of them and ends up following closely about 20 percent of them, advocating for or against the ones that most directly impact your business or Ohio’s business climate.
However, we don’t just react to what lawmakers propose. At the beginning of each new legislative session, the Ohio Chamber develops a list of Public Policy Priorities in order to make it clear what Ohio employers expect from their state legislators.
Earlier this week, we released our Public Policy Priorities for 2019 and 2020. (Ohio Chamber members, be sure to check your mailbox for your copy!)
Taken together, our priorities represent an ambitious agenda of changes that must get made to create a more competitive and business-friendly environment.
From fixing our broke and broken unemployment compensation system, to protecting businesses from the escalating costs of energy efficiency mandates, from making health care more affordable for employers to strengthening the talent pipeline so we can successfully build the workforce for both today and tomorrow, our priorities reflect the needs and concerns of your business.
In fact, these priorities were developed with input from business leaders like you through our eight policy committees. If you’re not already an active committee member, click here to find out how you can get involved.
In the meantime, Tweet us @OhioChamber to let us know which of our priorities you think our new governor and legislature should focus on first in 2019.
The Ohio Chamber will be actively pursuing these policy objectives over the next two years and, with your help, we can make Ohio an even better place to do business.