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Indiana Chamber Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Online Sales Tax Collection

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber offers comments on today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to collect online sales taxes:From Bill Waltz, vice president of taxation and public finance:“The Indiana Chamber is very pleased to see today’s Supreme Court decision to permit states to move forward with sales tax collection from online retailers.“It will further level the playing [...]

2018-06-21T11:30:32+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Net Neutrality Regulation Officially Ends; EPA Considering Cost-Benefit Analysis in Rulemaking

The Obama-era net neutrality regulations governing the internet are no more. On June 11, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order took effect. The FCC’s press release stated that the order provides a framework for protecting an open internet while paving the way for better, faster and cheaper internet access for consumers. It replaces unnecessary regulations with [...]

2018-06-15T13:29:39+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Bipartisan Efforts From Donnelly, Young, Brooks, Bucshon and Visclosky Take Next Steps

- On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the 2018 Farm Bill with strong bipartisan support. It includes a number of provisions from Indiana’s senior senator, Joe Donnelly, who serves on the committee. Donnelly helped craft the bipartisan bill and spoke during the committee markup about Hoosier priorities for the bill. Donnelly’s provisions included in the bill would help [...]

2018-06-15T13:26:50+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Medical Marijuana in Federal Spotlight

As the Indiana Chamber starts gearing up for discussions this summer on the subject of medical marijuana in the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services, things are heating up in Congress on the issue. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released what appears to be a bipartisan marijuana legislation reform bill last [...]

2018-06-15T13:18:55+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Commission for Higher Ed: New Data Indicate More Indiana High School Students Are Ready for College

According the 2018 College Readiness Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Thursday, Indiana high school graduates are more prepared for college than ever before. The report shows that while the number of high school graduates who go directly to college continues to hold steady at around 64%, those who choose to pursue postsecondary education are [...]

2018-06-15T12:58:36+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

New Study: Indiana’s Tobacco Control Efforts Woefully Underfunded

Comprehensive tobacco control efforts play a powerful role in reducing smoking as well as the health impacts and economic toll of high smoking rates. But Indiana woefully underfunds these initiatives, falling far below federal recommendations and dollars spent in other states, says a new report released by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indiana devoted just $8.2 million in federal [...]

2018-06-15T13:50:57+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Scores State Legislators on 2018 Voting Records

Each year, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce holds state lawmakers accountable for their voting records on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation. This week, the 2018 results were revealed in the organization’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis, with voting scores ranging from 47% to 100%. “Employers and citizens alike should seek to have a clear, objective understanding of how their legislators vote on [...]

2018-06-15T12:48:40+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Scores State Legislators on 2018 Voting Records

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Each year, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce holds state lawmakers accountable for their voting records on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation. Today, the 2018 results were revealed in the organization’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis, with voting scores ranging from 47% to 100%. “Employers and citizens alike should seek to have a clear, objective understanding of how their legislators vote on [...]

2018-06-14T09:59:18+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Indiana Conference on Energy Management Returns to Downtown Indianapolis, HR Training Available in July

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Planning for the future is difficult for any business leader and trying to determine how changing energy prices will impact an organization is nearly impossible. The good news is there are things that can be done without a crystal ball. Companies can be proactive by learning tools and strategies to cut energy costs and remain in compliance with [...]

2018-06-11T13:40:02+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Revving Up the Engine at ND

The University of Notre Dame is known for excellence in many things – insert your own list here. One might soon need to add entrepreneurship and innovation to that roll. We told you earlier about last month’s IDEA Week, featuring a number of regional partners but led by the university’s IDEA Center. In the current episode of the EchoChamber [...]

2018-06-21T14:54:34+00:00 June 5th, 2018|