July 12, 2016
Government Affairs team looks to second half 2016
The first half of 2016 was a productive six months for your government affairs team. We consistently and successfully advocated on behalf of business by defeating a proposed utility tax, diminished the impact of a new prevailing wage law, collaborated to help secure approximately $23 million in state capital bill funding, advanced the bipartisan site readiness bill (SB 235) through the Ohio Senate, and connected over 200 business and community leaders directly with governmental leaders through advocacy trips and events.
As we turn our focus to second half of the 2016, there are a couple of important announcements that we want to share:
1. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is your Election Resource
The Chamber’s GA team is available to members to meet with you and/or your staff to discuss the upcoming general election. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hosting an election discussion.
Look for the Chamber to directly engage in the upcoming election by continuing to partner on a series of debates, considering positions on ballot issues and tax levies, and sharing up to date and timely information regarding election results.
2. A New Strategic Direction for Government Affairs
The Chamber has a renewed strategic direction and we have spent the last several months aligning the work of Government Affairs with the overall direction of the Chamber. You can read more about the GA strategic direction here.
As always, if you have any questions or comments regarding Chamber GA, please contact Jason Kershner at 513.579.3120 or email@example.com. The success of the Chamber’s advocacy is dependent on the involvement of its volunteers, and we thank you for your commitment to this work.
Please join us for the next Government Affairs Council Meeting (GAC) on Thursday, August 4 from 3-4 p.m. to receive updates on the Chamber's Policy Agenda. We also anticipate a report by the Ballot Issue Task Force regarding their local tax levy review. GAC meetings are free to attend for members, but an RSVP is required.