The state of Ohio operating, capital, transportation and workers compensation agency budgets  along with controversial energy legislation all dominated Statehouse lobbying efforts in 2019 and 2020.  All Ohio lobbying registrations are submitted electronically through the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (“OLAC”)—a website designed and maintained by the OLIG, andOLAC serves as a database for the public to view, search, and compile […]

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Lobbyist must also register and comply with federal government regulations dictated by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for legislative lobbyists.  For federal lobbying, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, which governs federal lobbying, defines lobbying activities as any oral, written or electronic communication made to an executive or legislative branch official on behalf of a […]

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In Ohio, a lobbyist is a person who is compensated to actively advocate the interests of others before Ohio’s legislative and executive branches, or one of the state’s retirement systems.xix A person or entity who compensates a lobbyist to advocate on its behalf is referred to as an employer, and the relationship between an employer and a […]

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Ohio municipalities spend billions of dollars in revenues and adopt policies and sign government contracts impacting individuals, companies, labor unions and other groups. Like their counterparts at the state and federal government, many larger Ohio municipalities require lobbyist to register with the city and comply with ethics regulations. Columbus, Ohio—the state’s largest city by far—defines […]

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (italics added) The lobbying profession […]

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COVID 19 has illustrated the challenges created by a global supply chain for thousands of American companies. A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product to the final buyer.  This network includes different activities, people, entities, information, and resources.  The supply chain also represents […]

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45 states ordered some form of a “stay in place” order and mandated closures of many types of businesses that have high-customer and worker contact and millions of restaurants, schools, restaurants, bars, salons, barbers, adult day support, vocational habilitation services in a congregate setting, older adult day care services and senior centers, child care services, […]

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JobsOhio is the state of Ohio’s private sector economic development corporation.  JobsOhio announced a substantial state economic development response to COVID 19 as outlined below: Personal Protective Equipment.  JobsOhio has spent $69 M for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use by Ohio businesses as well as supported the expansion of the PPE production industry in […]

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