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Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses Take A Big Hit with NLRB “Joint Employer” Ruling

By at 28 August, 2015, 9:40 am

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling on August 27 on the Browing-Ferris case, which will expand the traditional definition of a joint employer. The harsh ruling significantly weakens business owner control over […]

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New CRS Report: “Powering Down: How Washington’s Ozone Plan Will Snuff Out Ohio’s Economic Recovery”

By at 24 August, 2015, 7:51 am

Federal Controls From Tighter Ozone Caps Threaten Economic Growth, Study Finds Link to Report  Cleveland, Ohio, August 24, 2015: A plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically tighten federal ozone limits will impose new and damaging regulatory restrictions across 85 percent of Ohio’s economy, and also threatens thousands of good-paying jobs in […]

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SBE Council Responds to FCC’s Denial of Small Business Tax Credits for DISH Spectrum Buy

By at 18 August, 2015, 1:42 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to a vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny DISH Network Corp. $3.3 billion in small business tax credits for the company’s purchase of spectrum this past January. “DISH is a big […]

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New Report Details Economic Impact of EPA’s Ozone Proposal on Colorado

By at 12 August, 2015, 11:36 am

Federal Controls From Tighter Ozone Caps Threaten Economic Growth and Will Make Traffic Worse, Study Finds  Link to Report  Denver, Colo.: A plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically tighten federal ozone limits will impose new and damaging regulatory restrictions across nearly 90 percent of Colorado’s economy, and also threatens to make […]

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SBE Council Criticizes the FCC’s IP Tech Transition

By at 6 August, 2015, 4:11 pm

“The FCC order diminishes the incentives and resources available for broadband investment, and that’s bad news for small business.” Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) criticized the IP transition order passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by a 3-2 vote on August 6. SBE Council chief economist Raymond […]

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Kerrigan on House Passage of REINS Act: Time for Congress to Regulate the Regulators

By at 29 July, 2015, 8:23 am

CENTER FOR REGULATORY SOLUTIONS APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF ‘REINS ACT’ Time for Congress to ‘Regulate the Regulators’ Washington, DC—Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS) and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, applauded the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 427 (243-165), the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny […]

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New Economic Report Shows Chicago Area Will Be Hit Hard By Obama Ozone Standard

By at 9 July, 2015, 10:34 am

Report Confirms Concerns of State/Local Leaders Washington D.C. – A new report released today by the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), provides new economic data revealing the economic pain the Chicago region will suffer if President Obama allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten the […]

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Kerrigan: Proposed Overtime Regulation – Totally Disconnected from Small Business Reality

By at 30 June, 2015, 1:30 pm

Washington, D.C. – Reacting to today’s news that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed a new overtime regulation at the request of President Barack Obama, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “The proposed overtime regulation fully symbolizes the severity to which Washington regulators are out-of-touch […]

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Kerrigan Says SCOTUS Ruling on EPA and Regulatory Costs a Relief to Small Businesses

By at 29 June, 2015, 12:50 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and regulatory costs: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is a relief to small business owners who remain deeply concerned about the […]

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Small Business Advocate Lauds Passage of TPA

By at 25 June, 2015, 8:18 am

Legislation goes to President Obama for Signature Washington, D.C. – In response to trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation being sent to President Barack Obama for his signature, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “Entrepreneurs and small businesses compete in a global economy, but clear barriers […]

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