COSE Statement on Governor Strickland's Announcement
CLEVELAND, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- From Steve Millard, COSE's President and Executive Director The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) thanks Governor Strickland for his intensive efforts over the last several weeks to avoid having an onerous and damaging ballot issue placed before Ohio's voters. And, COSE applauds the Governor and Lt. Governor for their recent announcement that they will work to oppose this issue and encourage Ohioans to vote no on Issue 4. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080218/CLM074LOGO ) In several other states, legislatures have blocked similar paid sick leave proposals as being wrong for their citizens and employers and anti-competitive to their states. Ohio will not be helped by this initiative -- and in fact, we can expect higher unemployment and lower investment in our state as a result. If the proponents insist on placing this issue on the ballot, we will work closely with the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate and the rest of our legislative leaders to ensure that we defeat Issue 4 and avoid the irreparable harm it will do to our state and its citizens. About COSE COSE, one of the country's largest small business support organizations, strives to help small businesses grow and maintain their independence. Comprised of more than 17,000 member companies, COSE has a long history of fighting for the rights of all small business owners, whether it's through group purchasing programs for health care, workers' compensation, or energy, advocating for specific changes in legislation or regulation to benefit small business, or providing a forum and resource for small businesses to connect with and learn from each other. ( www.cose.org )
SOURCE Council of Smaller Enterprises
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