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Budget Fireworks? … Don’t Count on Big Show

Let’s face it, there isn’t really that much disagreement between the Governor’s budget, the House budget and now the Senate budget. This is because they are all “balanced” and “maintain strong reserves.” They all fund schools and support teachers, etc. We shouldn’t be surprised that they are similar in most regards because these folks all work together throughout the [...]

2019-04-12T14:01:55-04:00April 12th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Comments on Final Passage of Bias Crimes Bill 

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar on the final passage of Senate Bill 198 containing hate crimes language: “The bias crimes legislation heading to the Governor is a big step in the right direction. Though the list is not as comprehensive as we had advocated for, what the Legislature has passed is still a meaningful hate crimes [...]

2019-04-02T17:04:54-04:00April 2nd, 2019|

Bills to Appoint K-12 Schools Chief in 2021, Increase Teacher Support Headed to Governor

House Bill 1005 (State Superintendent of Public Instruction), authored by Rep. Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), passed the Senate on Wednesday 29-19 and is now on its way to the Governor for his signature. This Chamber priority bill moves up the date for making the state superintendent an appointed position from 2025 to 2021, when it will become the secretary of [...]

2019-03-22T14:09:31-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

House Takes Up Governor’s Key Economic Development Bill

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Makes a variety of changes to tax policy and tax incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. The major components are: (1) moving to a market-based sourcing method for income apportionment for service companies; (2) a small business innovation voucher program to assist in research; [...]

2019-03-15T12:18:16-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Top Story: Chamber Pushing Venture Capital Transferability in Governor’s Economic Development Package

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Makes a variety of changes to tax policy and tax incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. The major components are: (1) moving to a market-based sourcing method for income apportionment for service companies; (2) a small business innovation voucher program to assist in research; [...]

2019-02-15T13:31:03-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Welcomes Adam Berry as New VP of Economic Development and Technology

New Indiana Chamber VP Adam H. Berry (INDIANAPOLIS) — Adam H. Berry is the new vice president of economic development and technology for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Berry is a former policy director and attorney for Governor Mike Pence’s administration where he focused on small business economic development and entrepreneurship policies. Berry is also the co-founder of [...]

2019-01-30T09:25:40-04:00January 30th, 2019|

Moving Up Start Date for Appointed State Superintendent Clears the House

House Bill 1005 – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Authored by Rep. Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) Under this legislation, Indiana’s next superintendent of public instruction would now be appointed by the Governor in January 2021 instead of four years later. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Heard and passed by the full House 70-29 on Thursday. Chamber Action/Commentary: Legislation that signaled [...]

2019-01-25T13:41:11-04:00January 25th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Reacts to Gov. Holcomb’s State of the State Address

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address: “We’re encouraged – as many Hoosiers are* – by the continued forward-looking approach taken by Gov. Holcomb and his administration. Investments to grow and attract Indiana’s current and future workers are required to allow our state to achieve at the highest [...]

2019-01-15T19:30:17-04:00January 15th, 2019|

Examining the Governor’s Budget Proposal, Which Includes Chamber-Sought Action

Governor Holcomb’s proposed budget for the next two fiscal years was presented to the State Budget Committee on Thursday. Furthering what has become the established practice over the last numerous budget proposals from our recent state executives, the current administration again submitted a solid, balanced, fundamentally sound budget. Essentially, this means the budget meets all the basic obligations of [...]

2019-01-11T12:15:06-04:00January 11th, 2019|

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|