Washington Small Business Owners Call for Increased Public Investment Through Progressive Tax Structure

This week, Main Street Alliance small business owners spoke out in support of the proposed Seattle income tax. 

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New Bill Combats Shell Company Corruption and Helps Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC -- Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced today the Corporate Transparency Act, a House bill aimed at preventing shell companies from hiding corrupt and criminal activity. The US is one of the easiest places in the world to open a shell company. 

 

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Small businesses concerned by Senate's health care bill

WASHINGTON, DC --  Concerned about health care legislation moving through Congress, hundreds of small business owners gathered on Friday, June 23 for a phone briefing with a key administrator of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to discuss what these changes would mean for their businesses. 

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You're Invited to Join a Call About Changes to Health Care

Please join Main Street Alliance for a call tomorrow about changes to the Affordable Care Act and what it means for small business. 

Friday, June 23 at 2pm ET - Register for call-in details

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Small business owners tell House members: you made the wrong CHOICE

Financial CHOICE Act guts Dodd-Frank, taking small business financial protections with it

Washington, DC --- House Republicans voted today to pass the Financial CHOICE Act. Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, released the following statement:

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The Regulatory Accountability Act is a threat to small businesses

By Leo Nguyen

In recent years, American conservatives have been publicly reminiscing about an imaginary time, the bygone heydey of the laissez-faire market created by our Founding Fathers.

“Overregulation is killing jobs! And entrepreneurship! And limiting economic growth!” are the cries from the right.

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New CBO Score Confirms Small Business Fear

Budget office: 23 million lose insurance, premiums spike, $834 billion cut from Medicaid. Small business owners face mounting economic insecurity.

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Small businesses can't afford the Trump budget plan

Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues, released this statement on President Trump’s budget:

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With financial regulation under scrutiny, officials meet with small business owners

SAN DIEGO, CA --- Small business owners met with federal regulators in San Diego today to explain the significant financing challenges they routinely face in starting and running their businesses. The meeting included representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve, and the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Explores Ways to Assess the Availability of Credit for Small Business

Banks still give far fewer loans to small businesses than they did before the 2008 financial crisis, even though lending to big businesses is up. In a hearing with CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Main Street Alliance small business owners ask why. 

 

 

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