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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|

Legislative Preview November 19; Get Insider Info on the Key 2019 Policy Issues

Join the Indiana Chamber on November 19 to hear from a panel of legislative leaders – just one day before Organization Day – on the issues in the 2019 session that will have the greatest impact on the Indiana business community. At the Legislative Preview, presented by Ice Miller, the Indiana Chamber will also share its viewpoints on the top [...]

2018-09-28T13:49:33+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Taxation: Indiana DOR Announces Partnership With Fast Enterprises

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) has partnered with FAST Enterprises, LLC to take Indiana to the next level in state tax administration. This partnership will provide Indiana with an entirely new, state-of-the-art technology system for DOR’s customers to file tax returns, make payments, view and manage their business and individual tax accounts. Legislation passed in 2017 allocated funding [...]

2018-09-28T11:38:58+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Chamber Announcements: Jason Bearce Named New VP for Education and Workforce Development; Apply Now for Best Places to Work in Indiana Program

Jason Bearce Named New VP for Education and Workforce Development Jason Bearce is the Indiana Chamber’s new vice president of education and workforce development. Bearce has spent his nearly 20-year professional career with the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), most recently serving as the senior associate commissioner at CHE. Bearce officially joins the [...]

2018-08-27T13:35:37+00:00August 27th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Young: U.S. Must Respond Strategically to China’s Economic Aggression; Donnelly Pushes Bipartisan Appropriations Measure

- Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young highlighted the dangers of China’ economic practices. Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading bipartisan efforts to require a National Economic Security Strategy. “Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years – leaving Hoosiers and all [...]

2018-08-27T13:54:19+00:00August 27th, 2018|

Federal Relations: EPA Issues New Rule to Replace Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the long-awaited replacement to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The Indiana Chamber has been a staunch advocate for repeal of the CPP, which mandated a cut in the entire power sector’s emissions, and had made that request to the Trump administration. At the heart of the problem with the CPP: [...]

2018-08-27T13:12:08+00:00August 27th, 2018|

Chamber Supported Nurse Licensure Compact Has Positive Committee Discussion

The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services met for the first time late last week. The committee took testimony on the impact that joining the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) would have on the delivery of nursing services to the residents of Indiana. The Compact would allow nurses in border/regional communities to practice across state [...]

2018-08-27T13:07:24+00:00August 27th, 2018|

A Look at New Sec. 199A Deduction for Qualified Business Income

Do you qualify for the new 20% deduction for pass-through entities (S corps, LLCs, partnerships, sole proprietors)? Yes, no, partially, not sure yet – all possible answers. It turns out that this determination will depend on several things and may be anything but simple. But there are a few substantial factors: (1) how is the income derived, i.e. is [...]

2018-08-27T12:49:58+00:00August 27th, 2018|