Teachout unveils small business strategy
Greg Hudson is reporting in the Register-Star 19th Congressional District candidate Zephyr Teachout Thu., Aug. 4, unveiled a comprehensive plan to support the growth and development of small business in America. “I am absolutely a supporter of ‘Made in America’ and ‘grown locally,’” the Dutchess County Democrat said. Teachout announced her seven-point strategy at an event in Kingston. The plan includes a call for legislation to make it easier for entrepreneurs to obtain loans to open or expand a business, plus new laws to reduce the financial burden of health care and property taxes. Teachout criticized leaders on both sides of the aisle for approving various trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She said support for small business must go hand-in-hand with restoring big business jobs to create a thriving, competitive market. Teachout faces Republican John Faso in the November election.Read the full story in the Register-Star.