For the second year in a row, the political advocacy efforts of ACEC Ohio reached out across the state encouraging more members to get involved and support the PACs. These regional PAC events hosted key elected officials and allowed our members to have conversations, ask questions and network. A recap of the regional events:
The PAC is a key component of our advocacy efforts for the business of engineering. ACEC Ohio continues to build strong relationships with Ohio House and Ohio Senate Leadership as well as key legislative members that are supportive of our business interests. By developing these relationships ACEC Ohio has introduced legislation to invalidate broad indemnification clauses in public authority contracts (HB 159), defeated a proposal to reduce the small business income deduction and achieved an increase in transportation funding this legislative session.
On a National level, ACEC's key Congressional relationships developed through the ACEC PAC proved very advantageous during negotiations on the Comprehensive Tax Reform bill, reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act and a continued push for reauthorization of the surface transportation program.
We are in the last quarter of the PAC calendar year and want to say THANK YOU to those members and companies who have already contributed. To date 44-member companies have met their PAC goals. The ACEC Ohio PAC Trustees will be reaching out to member companies who have not met their goal and ask for support in the next few weeks. We appreciate your consideration and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.