Small businesses want feds not to implement new regs

YOUNGSTOWN — Local small business officials are calling on the federal government to not implement new regulations, including those on older coal plants and the federal health-care law.

The officials, who are members of the National Federation of Independent Business, said today at a press conference at City Machine Technologies, said the regulations are hurting small business, hampering economic growth and creating uncertainty. The NFIB, a small-business lobbying association, led the unsuccessful court challenge against the health-care law, referred to as Obamacare.

Toby Mirto, vice president of Rhiel Supply in Austintown, said the federal government “doesn’t consult the small-business community when they make decisions.”

Others complained about proposals to crack down on increasing regulations requiring older coal plants to produce cleaner coal, saying it’s forcing plants to go out of business.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and

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