April 24 Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 approved by Senate Health Panel
Senate Health panel votes to send the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to the chamber’s floor; Newly constructed home sales surged, and earlier estimates were revised up; Metrics indicate that U.S. consumer attitudes increased in April, recovering from a decrease in March.
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April 23 Health insurance trade groups contest the Trump administration’s efforts to extend the maximum length of short term health insurance plans
Courts deny Trump Administration efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars; Health insurance trade groups challenge the Trump administration’s efforts to extend the maximum length of short term health insurance plans from 3 months to 12 months; US home sales increased over the month of March.
April 23 In Mexico’s own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump’s trade moves
Faculty Affiliate Ann Harrison reflects on the impact of President Trump’s efforts to bring the auto industry back to the US and its effects on industrial Mexican cities such as El Bajio. She ultimately claims that undoing the North American Free Trade Agreement alone wouldn’t be enough to trigger an automotive exodus from these cities.
April 20 Senator Schumer intends to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana
Senator Schumer announced in a Vice interview that he would be introducing legislation aimed to decriminalize marijuana; Barclays economists cut their expected growth forecast for GDP projections; The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has indicated a dramatic change in economic conditions has lowered the neutral interest rate.
April 20 Professor Gyourko provides insight into the growing housing problem
Faculty Affiliate, Professor Gyourko was recently cited for his research on the impact of the growing price divide between low-cost areas where housing is plentiful and cheap, and desirable areas where housing is scarce and expensive in coastal areas such as California.