Legislative Agenda

The goal of our Advocacy & Public Policy strategic focus area is to “be the voice on local, state and national issues that positively or adversely affect our members and the region.” Our 2019 Legislative Agenda addresses our key objectives and highlights other priorities. Taking our previous policy positions and listening to our members through a survey conducted each year, we develop and release our legislative priorities for the following year.

2019 Legislative Priorities

Federal Priorities

  • Federal Spending
  • Tax Reform
  • Federal Overreach
  • Federal Transportation Funding
  • Reform the Affordable Care Act

State Priorities

  • Workforce Development
  • Fighting the Drug Epidemic
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Early Childhood Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Higher Education
  • Improved Access to Retirement Plans

Local Priorities

  • Downtown Development
  • Fighting the Drug Epidemic
  • Quality of Place
  • Infill Development & Blight Removal
  • Promise Zone
  • Regional Collaboration
  • Increased Broadband Access
  • Complete Streets
  • Building A Healthier Community