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Indiana Chamber Statement on Why Special Session Necessary

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar on why a special session is needed to complete the work of the 2018 General Assembly: “The Legislature failed to pass the bill (House Bill 1316) with the state’s response to the major federal tax reform changes that occurred in December. That’s a big problem to not have that reconciled [...]

2018-03-19T12:04:04+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

Exemplary Employers and Safety Heroes Recognized With State Awards

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Yesterday, Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick J. Ruble presented the Governor’s Workplace Safety Award to 11 Hoosier companies in recognition of exemplary efforts to protect workers from occupational safety and health hazards. Additionally, six individuals received special recognition with the Everyday Safety Hero Award. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, the Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards Luncheon was [...]

2018-03-15T11:13:27+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

WGU Indiana: Master of Health Leadership Degree Realigned to Support Changing Healthcare Industry Needs (Indianapolis)

WGU Indiana’s Master of Health Leadership (MHL) program has been realigned to meet today’s health leadership needs, enabling graduates to lead organizations in delivering the right support at the right time. The MHL provides skills and tools to deliver innovative and value-based care and manage change related to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other new health initiatives. Offered by [...]

2018-03-14T12:35:15+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Conner Prairie: Announces Hiring of Three New Directors, Promotion of Four Employees (Fishers)

Conner Prairie, a Smithsonian affiliate that is one of the most-visited outdoor history museums in the U.S., announces the hiring of three new directors and four employee promotions. Indianapolis resident Sally McGuffey has been named director of individual giving. She has more than 26 years of fundraising experience. McGuffey started her career with Indiana University Foundation, where she served [...]

2018-03-13T19:07:44+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

ProTrans: Marks 25 Year Legacy in Logistics Industry(Indianapolis)

ProTrans International, Inc, an award winning leader in the logistics industry, is celebrating 25 years of success. The company, which was founded in 1993 by Indiana University graduate Craig Roeder, is a full-service third-party logistics (3PL) management provider that is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with regional offices in Novi, Michigan and Monterrey, Mexico. Roeder, CEO, launched the company as [...]

2018-03-12T15:56:21+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Top Story: Chamber-Priority SaaS Bill Set to Become Law

This week, the Senate unanimously approved the House changes to Senate Bill 257 (Sales Tax on Software). This bill began as a top Chamber goal; it was embraced by the administration and made a priority of the Governor, the Senate got it introduced and rolling, then the House took good legislation and made it even better. The Senate concurrence [...]

2018-03-09T13:08:38+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Nearing Crucial Vote in Senate

The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act is now expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate next week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – introducing it along with several colleagues, crafting provisions and working to garner support. The legislative package has received positive comments [...]

2018-03-09T11:18:32+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

General Statehouse: Where Key Bills Stand

The 2018 Indiana legislative session is in the home stretch with an end date of this coming Wednesday. Another select group of business-related bills crossed the finish line this week (and last) and are ultimately headed to the Governor’s desk. Others are bound for conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. Meanwhile, two bills saw [...]

2018-03-09T11:36:18+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Donnelly-Led Banking Reform Package Being Voted on This Week

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which is expected to have a final vote in the U.S. Senate this week. Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has been instrumental in getting the measure to this point – crafting provisions and working to garner support. Brinegar [...]

2018-03-06T12:06:22+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

House and Senate in Agreement on SaaS Bills

Bill # and Title: HB 1316 – Sales Taxes and Credits; SB 257 – Sales Tax on Software Authors: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville); Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Summary: Provides that for the purposes of the sales tax, a person is a retail merchant making a retail transaction when the person sells, rents, leases or licenses for consideration the right [...]

2018-03-02T13:54:34+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|