How Banks can be a Trusted Partner
This article is by Adam Burroughs, Smart Business
When the relationship is strong, banks can be an adviser to manufacturers rather than just providing nuts-and-bolts services."
Legislative Update - March 07, 2018
CEA Article 3-2-18
State of the StateGovernor John Kasich will deliver his final State of the State speech in Westerville, Ohio on Tuesday, March 6th at the Fritsche Theatre at Otterbein University at 7 p.m. The speech will likely focus on the Kasich administration's accomplishments, thank yous...
Rules Have Changed with Entertainment Deduction
By Marie Lenarduzzi, CPA - Skoda Minotti
The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) has far-reaching impacts in many areas of tax law."
Five Suggestions for Congress and Trump's 1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Commentary by Ben Brubeck, vice president, Associated Builders and Contractors, CNBC
Here are five recommendations that will strengthen their plan."
Legislative Update - February 2018
State legislative committees will likely be steady up until primary season. Here are few of the issues CEA is working on.
Unemployment Compensation Reform
The Ohio House continues to hold hearings on two unemployment compensation bills HB 382 and HJR 4. Many of these...
Draft of Trump's Infrastructure Plan Leaked
A draft of President Trump's infrastructure plan was recently leaked, Mallory Shelbourne of The Hill reports.
A document obtained by The Hill reveals the details of a plan to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and transit systems by pushing for improvements to water infrastructure, transportation, land revitalization and...
Legislative Update - January 11, 2018
IntroThe State legislature returns for what should be an action packed couple of months before members break for primary elections. At the local level, Cleveland City Council will integrate new members and start its work on the City budget while County Council will begin its post budget work and...
Tax Overhaul has Major Realty Implications for Homeowners
Stan Bullard, Crain's Senior Reporter/Real Estate gives his take on the tax overhaul relating to real estate.
Look for real estate to get real in 2018. Unfortunately, that's just for the little people."
Cleveland City Hall's plans for 2018
Article by Robert Higgs, cleveland.com
Cleveland.com asked Jackson and City Council President Kevin Kelley to forecast what the early part of the new year could look like. Here's some of what they said."
Procurement Perspectives: Factoring Political Dimension into Municipal Procurement
Article by ConstructConnect's, Stephen Bauld is a government procurement expert.
Although the importance of council supervision in the municipal procurement process is clear, difficulties arise when the political side of council thinking begins to cloud the discharge of its fiduciary responsibility."...