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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Report on Access to Capital
A new Woodstock Institute report, Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in the Buffalo and New Brunswick Regions, shows that small businesses in lower income and minority areas are less likely to get a loan. Join us for a public briefing about the report. Call-in details below.       Read more
Rep. Ellison and Small Business Owners Say The Trump Budget benefits corporations and the wealthy, leaving out the needs of small businesses
TOP LINE: Ahead of tax day 2017, US Representative Keith Ellison and Minnesota State Representative Erin Murphy met with 15 Main Street Alliance Minnesota small business owners to talk about critical issues for small business owners when it comes to national and local budget plans.   Read more
Small businesses shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than multinational corporations
A new Pew poll confirms most Americans agree with Main Street Alliance small business owners: corporations and the wealthy don’t pay enough in taxes. The survey shows that 62 percent said they are bothered “a lot” that corporations don’t pay their fair share, and 60 percent say the rich don’t pay enough.... Read more
With tax reform looming, small business owners get behind a bill that ends offshoring
The current tax code is riddled with loopholes that enable large, multinational corporations to avoid or evade paying taxes, which shifts their tax responsibilities to small businesses and average taxpayers. Today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced new tax legislation that aims to close those major offshore tax avoidance loopholes. Read more



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