Small business owners still not sold on tax bill, Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON, DC --- Following last night’s State of the Union, business owners across the country took to Twitter to voice concerns about the ramifications for Main Street of the GOP's new tax law and the most recent attack on immigrants. 

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Available for Interview: Small Business Outlook Ahead of State of the Union

For Immediate Release
January 29, 2018
Contact: Angela Simaan
angela@mainstreetalliance.org


WASHINGTON, DC --- Ahead of the State of the Union speech on January 30th, Main Street Alliance small business owners across the country are weighing in on how President Trump’s first year is impacting their businesses and communities, and what they need to see in the year to come.

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MSA MN Media Advisory: Bold North Must Include Support for Local Businesses

Local business groups create website to promote shopping local at small independent businesses for Super Bowl and call on City to invest resources where small businesses need it most.

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Small business leaders to GOP: Get serious about solution for Dreamers

In response to President Trump’s latest immigration proposal, David Borris, Main Street Alliance Executive Committee Member and Co-Owner of Hel’s Kitchen Catering in Illinois released the following statement:

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Main Street Alliance statement on Senate stopgap bill

WASHINGTON, DC --- In response to today’s deal in the Senate to pass a three-week stopgap spending bill, Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of the Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, released the following statement:

 

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Small Business Owners to Republican Controlled Congress: Do Your Job

In response to the Trump Shutdown, Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners and Main Street Alliance Executive Committee Members David Borris, Co-Owner of Hel’s Kitchen Catering in Illinois, and Kelly Conklin, Co-Owner of Foley-Waite Associates in New Jersey issued the following statements:

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Small Business Letter to Congress: The Dream Act and Temporary Protected Status

December 19, 2017

 

The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader

United States Senate

317 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

The Honorable Chuck Schumer, Democratic Leader

United States Senate

322 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House

United States House of Representatives

1233 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader

United States House of Representatives

233 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Re: The Dream Act and Temporary Protected Status

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Pass-Through Loopholes Provide a Windfall to Wealthy Tax Avoiders, not Main Street

Through backroom deals and a vote in the dark of the night, Senate Republicans passed their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TJCA) last week.  They only provided Democrats with the revised bill, which contained significant changes from the previous draft, hours before the vote, complete with handwritten edits that ran off the pages.  One of the eleventh-hour changes was a reduction in the pass-through rate.

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Measure 101 offers real growth for Oregon small businesses

Ballot Measure 101 offers real growth for Oregon small businesses - not tax cuts.

I am just one of tens of thousands of small business owners who struggle to obtain and keep affordable, high-quality healthcare. I work a second job in a public school to access the healthcare my family and I need. Healthcare is the elephant in the room for my business, my employees, and my community.

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Small businesses respond to the increased pass-through deduction in Senate tax bill

In response to Senate Republicans increasing the deduction for pass-through businesses from 17.4% to 23% in the negotiations over the Senate tax bill, Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of the Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, released the following statement:

 

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