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Chamber Viewpoint: Some important things to remember about State Issue 2

Business leaders know Ohio's future depends upon a vibrant economy. Growing Ohio's economy depends upon creating a competitive climate for retaining and recruiting business, which means lower taxes, reasonable government regulations, and a 21st century workforce. Ohio's state and local tax burden is one of the highest in the country. An uncompetitive tax climate causes companies to move their investment to lower cost states and take thousands of jobs with them. To succeed, Ohio must become a more affordable place to do business. Government employees are asked to contribute 10 percent to their publicly funded retirement plan. Also, they are asked to pay at least 15 percent of their health insurance cost. That's less than half of what the average Ohioan who works in the private sector pays.SB 5 changes vacation and sick leave, and limits how many unused days can be rolled over into subsequent years.There was no cap before. In other words, use them or lose them.


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