LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Small business was the topic of a discussion Thursday with several state legislators.
The Small Business Caucus was in Lafayette to hear concerns from small business owners.
Topics included the Affordable Health Care Act, commercial property taxes and unemployment.
State Representative Sheila Klinker said one issue lawmakers need to address is how to better track people who receive unemployment benefits.
"We usually hear the employees side, but now I think it's very important that the employers have their say too," Klinker said. "Because, some people come in and put their application in and then leave and really don't want that job."
Another issue that got a lot of talk time was local government changes. Specifically, adding minimum requirements for elected positions.
State Representative Sharon Negele said there should be minimum requirements for those officials, but there is a strong lobbying group standing in the way.
"I think we can work together to come up with a program so that there is maybe some mandatory classes right in the beginning so that you're going through a process to make sure you know what your responsibilities are," Negele said.
The caucus is meeting in 24 cities total to gather information from across the state.
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