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27
Aug

City of Lorain approves ‘Responsible Contracting’ ordinance

After months of lobbying and negotiations, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 along with other members of the North Central Ohio Buildings Trades and Mayor Chase Ritenauer successfully convinced the Lorain City Council to pass a “responsible contracting” ordinance. The ordinance passed in July, but not before an effort to stall and possibly kill the legislation was thwarted. “We appreciate the

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16
Aug

Fire Damper/HVAC bill approved

[h3]West Virginia residents gain new level of safety[/h3] Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to sign proposed legislation that will make West Virginia the first state to require anyone who installs fire and smoke dampers to be licensed. Once the law takes effect, similar licenses will be required for work on heating, ventilating and cooling systems, with inspections and enforcement

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13
Aug

Latest ‘People in Politics’ episode features Cleveland City Council President

The newest installment in the You Tube video series, “People in Politics” is now available online. The video series comes from Bobby Ina, Managing Director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, who has been lobbying for Local 33, since 2011. He launched the Metropolis Channel on You Tube earlier this year. The latest video in the series is titled, “Getting to know

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11
Aug

Get to know Cincinnati City Councilman in new ‘People in Politics’ episode

A new installment in the You Tube video series, “People in Politics” is now available online. The video series comes from Bobby Ina, Managing Director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, who has been lobbying for Local 33, since 2011. He launched the Metropolis Channel on You Tube earlier this year. The latest video in the series is titled, “Getting to know

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7
Aug

New ‘People in Politics’ episode features Mayor of Lorain

A new installment in the You Tube video series, “People in Politics” is now available online. The video series comes from Bobby Ina, Managing Director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, who has been lobbying for Local 33, since 2011. He launched the Metropolis Channel on You Tube earlier this year. The latest video in the series is titled, “Getting to know

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5
Aug

New ‘People in Politics’ episode features Parma Mayor

A new installment in the You Tube video series, “People in Politics” is now available online. The video series comes from Bobby Ina, Managing Director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, who has been lobbying for Local 33, since 2011. He launched the Metropolis Channel on You Tube earlier this year. The latest video in the series is titled, “Get to know

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25
Jun

Summary can help understand Senate Bill 78

Senate Bill 78 was signed into law by Gov. Kasich. It improves existing laws related to specialty/mechanical contractor licenses and expands the authority for the state licensing board. Here’s the summary of the bill as prepared by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.

29
May

New ‘People in Politics’ episode now online

The latest installment in the You Tube video series, “People in Politics” is now available online. The video series comes from Bobby Ina, Managing Director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, who has been lobbying for Local 33, since 2011. He launched the Metropolis Channel on You Tube earlier this year. The latest video in the series is titled, “Getting to Know

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23
May

Local 33 Lobbyist launches You Tube Channel

Bobby Ina, Managing Director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, has been lobbying for Local 33, since 2011. Metropolis Consulting LLC specializes in lobbying, governmental affairs and business development in Ohio. Bobby recently launched a new online video channel on You Tube related to the work done by Metropolis Consulting. The first series of videos is titled, “People in Politics.” The first

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16
May

Tracking the Ohio Governor’s race

Who Ohio voters elect in November to lead the state for the next four years certainly has the potential to impact our industry and work outlook. Here’s the latest on the leading candidates: Republican Gov. John Kasich has a 15-point lead over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald, according to the most recent poll released May 13 by Quinnipiac University. Of the voters

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