Rep. Jim Walsh warns against antitrust bill’s potential to undermine fair market dynamics


In this video, Rep. Jim Walsh voices his dissent against House Bill 2072, aimed at amending the maximum civil penalties for violations of select antitrust provisions within the Consumer Protection Act. Walsh argues that the proposed bill would muddle and convolute the straightforward nature of fair competition, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a level playing field. He also raises serious concerns about entrusting the primary enforcement role to the state attorney general, citing reservations about their track record in tackling price-fixing issues in recent years.

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