Tracked House Bills – April 2022

Federal News:

Real discussions afoot as to changing the global supply chain model of past several decades:  Appearing on Thursday, April 21 at the World Bank and IMF, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the audience the time has come to rejigger global supply chains that are “not secure.”  With the more aggressive stance taken by adversarial countries such as Russia and its ally China, Secretary Yellen stated that global supply chains had proved to be unstable, and that supply chains should be reshaped around “trusted partners,” even if it meant higher product costs.

Tracked Senate Bills – April 2022

State News:

JobsOhio embarks on a $50MM national ad campaign to tout the State:  Making ad buys in Austin, New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, L.A. and San Francisco, JobsOhio has launched its large-scale advertising campaign to alert these markets to Ohio’s value proposition: it’s a great place to live and operate a business, and it’s a lot cheaper than those markets.

In one example, playing on the city’s tagline, a JobsOhio billboard in Austin announces “Keep Austin Weird…. Like very high cost of living weird.”  (This Texas city has experienced rapid growth, but its housing costs have soared; median home prices in Columbus, which often competes in the same tier, are 62% lower.)

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