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Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Chamber Testifies Against Medical Marijuana in Study Committee

Last month, the Indiana Chamber weighed in on the General Assembly’s public hearing on legalizing  the use of marijuana for medical purposes, stating: “The Indiana Chamber opposes the legalization of marijuana in any form for recreational use. The Chamber is opposed to medical or therapeutic use until consistent safety and effectiveness in clinical trials exists, as indicated by the [...]

2018-11-06T23:57:28+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Chamber Meets With EPA Regional Administrator

On October 30, the Indiana Chamber – along with nearly 50 members (and a couple of other trade associations) – met in Chicago with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V Administrator Cathy Stepp, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Commissioner Bruno Pigott and their staffs to discuss environmental issues that impact the Indiana regulated community. Chamber member Skipp Kropp [...]

2018-11-06T23:59:57+00:00November 7th, 2018|

States’ Reactions to Wayfair Online Sales Tax Decision Just Beginning  

For a little over a month now, Indiana has officially required out-of-state, online sellers to collect Indiana sales tax. Many states, including Indiana, anticipated the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota, handed down this summer, and began planning for it long ago. Indiana passed legislation modeled after the South Dakota law that was sanctioned by the [...]

2018-11-07T00:08:51+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Most Incumbents Survive in General Assembly; Braun Pulls Off Big Senate Win

Indiana didn’t see a blue wave like other parts of the country, but there was enough upheaval and uncertainty that a few state Republican incumbents found themselves on the short end of the vote tally. Indiana’s U.S. Senate battle proved to be not much of a tossup, with the outcome decided earlier than expected. Below is Indiana Chamber analysis [...]

2018-11-07T11:18:19+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Now Open: Important Chamber Survey on Substance Misuse in Workplace

The Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey is underway, and we urge you to take the time to complete it. The online survey will assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices as they relate to addressing and preventing substance abuse in the workplace. In February, the Indiana Chamber and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced Indiana Workforce [...]

2018-11-07T00:13:51+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Rebranded Legislative Dinner Offers Great Connections, Visibility  

Our annual Legislative Dinner has a new name: The Chamber Day Dinner will bring together more than 700 influential business leaders, organizations and legislators to discuss the issues vital to employers and their workers. The 2019 Chamber Day Dinner takes places March 13 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Arthur C. Brooks, who is the president [...]

2018-11-07T00:24:24+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Fly-in Brings Voice of Business to D.C.; Highlights Include McConnell and Trade/Tariff Talk

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses our Fly-in audience as Sen. Todd Young awaits his time at the podium. The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of our event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]

2018-09-28T13:36:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Indiana Joins U.S. Chamber’s New Education and Workforce Initiative

The Indiana Chamber is one of 35 state and local chambers chosen to take part in a new national program aimed at addressing critical education and workforce issues. Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Leads Fellowship Program will train and equip participants with resources, national expertise and a network of peers to build their capacity to [...]

2018-09-28T12:48:01+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Labor Relations: DWD Delivers Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Update

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently presented an unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund update to the Interim Study Committee on Labor and Employment. DWD reminded the committee that structural changes were made to the system in 2011, that Schedule E ratings are mandated through 2020 and that the federal loan was paid off in June of 2016.  [...]

2018-09-28T12:34:20+00:00September 28th, 2018|