MIAMI COUNTY LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
Chairman: Jay Moeller, RSM US LLP
- promote local, state and federal legislative interests of the business community
- works to highlight and discuss issues of interest to Chamber members
- host legislative luncheons, business round-table discussions, and meetings
The Miami County Legislative Committee is a joint committee of the Miami County Chambers (Troy, Tipp City, Piqua & Covington).
The Committee will meet the first Friday of each month at the Troy Area Chamber offices. The committee meets at 7:30 am and is open to all Chamber members.
- Piqua is hosting serveral BAH in July.
- Piqua Chamber started a Patriotic Veterans Banner program in downtown Piqua.
- Tipp City is hosting a BAH at Cedar Springs on August 17th.
Contact your local Chamber for more information regarding upcoming events.
CURRENT LEGISLATIVE TOPICS
- Warren Davidson's was our guest at the July meeting. Warren shared that the current priority is Health Care. The current options are a single payer system or free market. He shared that a single payer system is no sustainable. He expects tax reform to move at a slower pace than healthcare. One plan is to end the global profits tax. Other topics discussed were the Labor Market and adding work requirements to assistance programs. This would be for able bodied individuals. Regarding the budget, the mandatory spending continues to grow - mandatory spending includes social security, medicare, medicaid, etc.
- CLICK HERE for an update from Representative Steve Huffman's office.
- Piqua's waste water treatment plant was up and running as of June 1. Piqua received an EPA grant for asbestos removal at the old Moe's location. Piqua is currently working with the Miami County Board of Elections to work through a discrepancy with ward maps.
- Tipp City is currently accepting bids for new trash toters. County Road 25-A will be closed in August for 90 day shut down. Gateway Plastics, a new company from Wisconsin should begin working on their project after September 7.
- Troy hired MKSK to do a study on the Sherwood Plaza. Kettering Health Network had a ground breaking ceremony on July 6. The investment in Troy is valued at 60-100 million dollars. Troy is continuing to work with MKSK on a comprehensive study regarding the downtown, recreation and riverfront.
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