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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|

A One Day Special Session (and More?) Preview

On Monday, the Indiana General Assembly reconvenes to pass five bills; four had been through the entire process during the regular session that ended on March 14 and were ready for final passage. To use a basketball metaphor to describe the situation with these bills: The ball was still in the shooter’s hands when the shot clock went off. [...]

2018-05-11T13:30:02+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Tariff Improvements a Priority for Walorski, Bucshon

Two Indiana representatives have been working to improve the product exclusion process for steel and aluminum tariffs to reduce burdens on manufacturers and other small businesses. This is in reaction to the President’s decision earlier this year to impose greater tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) this week led efforts [...]

2018-05-11T13:23:13+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber and Ivy Tech Announce Exclusive Partnership to Aid Workforce Needs

Many Hoosiers looking for a jumpstart to begin or finish their postsecondary education now have a new opportunity through their employers. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College in the Achieve Your Degree program to provide discounted tuition exclusively for Indiana Chamber member companies and their full-time employees. A 5% discount will apply to a company’s [...]

2018-05-11T13:17:00+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Election 2018: Indiana Chamber PAC Posts Big Primary Election Victories in State Legislative Races

Tuesday was a great election victory for pro-economy, pro-jobs candidates across the state. A total of 16 of the 20 candidates, Republicans and Democrats, backed by Indiana Business for Responsive Government (IBRG), the non-partisan political program of the Indiana Chamber, won their primary election races. This included incumbents, challengers and those in open seats in a variety of hard-fought [...]

2018-05-11T13:10:53+00:00 May 11th, 2018|