May 17, 2011
House passes Chamber-supported budget
On Thursday, May 5th, the Ohio House of Representatives passed the Chamber-backed Jobs Budget (HB 153) on a party-line vote of 59-40. Earlier that week Matt Davis, the Chamber's Vice President for Government Affairs, testified before the House Finance and Appropriations Committee in support of the Jobs Budget. Davis's testimony zeroed in on budget provisions that will support the new JobsOhio entity as well as modifications to the state's prevailing wage requirements on development projects and the expansion of the New Refundable Job Retention Tax Credit. The Jobs Budget, which represents a transformational change in how Ohio's state and local governments provide services, is now being considered by the Senate Finance Committee.
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is a founding member of Ohio's Campaign for Jobs, a grass roots initiative to secure passage of the major reforms contained in the Jobs Budget. The campaign is supported by Ohioans who agree that the Jobs Budget provides a responsible, timely plan for modernizing government operations, spurring job creation, and helping Ohio regain its competitive advantage.
Join the thousands of Ohioans who support Ohio's Campaign for Jobs TODAY by visiting www.campaignforjobs.com. By joining Ohio's Campaign for Jobs, you will send a clear signal from Greater Cincinnati to Columbus about the need to reject the status quo and make Ohio great again through the passage of the Jobs Budget.