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Senate Majority Fails to Follow Will of Voters, Passes Generic Bias Crimes Bill

Senate Bill 12  – Sentencing and Bias Crimes Authored by Sen. Mike Bohacek (R-Michigan City) and Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) As amended, says the court may consider bias in imposing a criminal sentence. The Latest: Approved by the Senate Public Policy Committee 9-1 on Monday. On second reading on Tuesday, the list of protected categories was removed via a Senate [...]

2019-02-22T12:37:25-04:00February 22nd, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Comments at State Bias Crimes Hearing

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar offered the following remarks today before the Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee, which was hearing bias crimes legislation, Senate Bill 12. The Indiana Chamber is a strong supporter of the state Legislature passing a bias/hate crimes bill and has made it a priority. Brinegar’s remarks: “First and foremost, we [...]

2019-02-18T09:59:11-04:00February 18th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Employer Survey: Workforce Challenges Mount; Organization Forms Workforce Institute

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Two concerning five-year trends in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce annual employer survey demonstrate the workforce challenges that are impacting Hoosier companies. In response, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence, which is “dedicated to helping businesses attract, develop and retain” the talent they need. “It’s impossible to have any business conversation in 2018 without [...]

2018-11-28T17:47:33-04:00November 29th, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce 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 the business organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead [...]

2018-11-19T13:33:08-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Chamber Honors Four Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner, Taps Terre Haute Businessman as New Board Chairman

(INDIANAPOLIS) — At the organization’s 29th Annual Awards Dinner, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored four prominent business, government and community leaders for their dedication to business excellence in 2018. The award winners, who all took the stage at the Indiana Convention Center, were previously announced in September. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is the Ogletree Deakins Business Leader of [...]

2018-11-13T14:40:09-04:00November 13th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Warns of Negative Impacts of Tariffs

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Concern continues to build in the business community regarding the Trump administration’s position on tariffs, which has put the country at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar explains the dilemma: “What started as a just attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from cheap imports has now transformed [...]

2018-07-19T08:07:27-04:00July 19th, 2018|

Focus on Health This Summer

What’s the state of Indiana’s health? Unfortunately, it’s not good. In fact, Indiana ranks at the bottom in several health metrics. One of those is opioid abuse, which has received a lot of attention recently around the state. However, Hoosiers also continue to struggle with tobacco use and obesity (and diseases related to both), as well as high infant mortality rates. [...]

2018-06-29T13:01:30-04:00June 12th, 2018|

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

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  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 [...]

2018-05-06T14:07:25-04:00May 7th, 2018|

Not One for the Record Books

By Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO The Indiana General Assembly has a strong track record, over many years, of productive legislative sessions that have helped propel our state’s business climate to top 10 status in the country. The 2018 edition does not earn a spot on that list. Yes, it is more difficult to enact game-changing legislation in a [...]

2018-03-30T11:08:29-04:00March 30th, 2018|