Welcome to our transformed weekly Sit Rep. Moving forward, I’d like to stay better connected on the topics I think most impactful to the Chamber community, and on news items I think our members will find interesting. We don’t get to talk as much as we like, so let’s check in. After all, It’s Our Business! At the Table today….
We are in a season of strange dichotomies. Some companies had a fabulous 2020; others will not recover. More people voted in the 2020 election than ever before, and yet we have seen insurrection. No matter the topic, the battle is not yet won. 2021 will be a year of transition, no doubt.
McKinsey’s analysis of the Next Normal ahead is linked below in the Economics section; I found it to be a fascinating read about the trends that will shape our near-term future. Among them: pent-up demand to re-engage, get out, spend; wave of innovation and entrepreneurs/new businesses; digital nature of work and productivity will remain; supply chains with more sophisticated risk management, moving from “just in time” to “just in case.” Take the time to read the report; you’ll find yourself in there somewhere.
First Committee Deadline – Friday, March 12th – Policy bills must pass all relevant policy committees in one body or the other to remain alive
Second Committee Deadline – Friday, March 19th – Policy bills must pass all relevant policy committees in the other body to remain alive
Easter/Passover Break – Close of business on Friday, March 26th through Monday, April 5th. Legislators go home to their districts for this break (or, this year, they stay home, as it were), and there are no committee hearings or floor sessions, though work behind-the-scenes continues
Third Committee Deadline – Friday, April 9th – all major appropriations/finance bills and tax bills must pass out of the Finance/Ways & Means and Tax Committees
Adjournment of the regular 2021 session – Monday, May 17th