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Indiana Chamber’s Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the results are simply poor and getting [...]

2019-06-14T14:40:42-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Drive for Evidence-Based Policy

In Chamberworld, "policy development" is the process of identifying issues of public concern and proposing well-researched solutions that can be implemented by policymakers. This usually comes in the form of legislation, administrative rule or executive order. The Indiana Chamber has 14 committees that develop policy on broad ranges of subject matter including higher education, civil justice, energy, infrastructure, health [...]

2019-06-06T09:09:40-04:00June 6th, 2019|

Health Care Cost Sharing Bill Heard in House Insurance

House Bill 1307 – Health Care Service Cost Sharing Authored by Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a contract with a health maintenance organization to provide coverage for treatment of ectodermal dysplasia. Chamber Position: Oppose The Latest: Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), House Insurance Committee chairman, held [...]

2019-02-15T14:14:32-04:00February 15th, 2019|

BizVoiceExtra: A Dose of Compassion

Recently, I stood in the intensive care unit (ICU) visiting a loved one who was recovering from heart surgery. Furtively, I glanced around trying to conceal my apprehension. Why is the equipment making noises? Will he have empathetic nurses? What if something goes wrong and he never comes home? When an extroverted, wisecracking nurse walked in, I relaxed. Briefly, [...]

2019-01-30T14:14:05-04:00January 30th, 2019|

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|

Chamber’s Annual Legislative Preview With Caucus Leaders Set for November 19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek of the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Preview on November 19. At the event, sponsored by Ice Miller LLP, the four caucus leaders are slated to participate in a question and answer session on how they see the 2019 session playing out. In addition, the Indiana [...]

2018-10-15T10:02:00-04:00October 15th, 2018|

Calling All Chamber Members for Annual Meeting on November 13

The annual membership meeting of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce features a new twist in 2018. Like all other years, however, it provides an opportunity to learn more about the operation of your Chamber and the priorities that will be focused on in the year ahead. The November 13 session is in conjunction with the fall board of directors meeting. It [...]

2018-10-05T10:28:31-04:00October 5th, 2018|

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

The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington D.C. coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of the event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky touched on the duty of the Senate related to judicial nominees and the rarity of the current Republican control [...]

2018-09-28T15:16:58-04:00September 28th, 2018|

Smoking Reforms in Spotlight in Interim; Increased Cigarette Tax Most Likely

The interim study committees are just getting started in earnest; on Thursday, the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy went through a lengthy agenda. The topic of the fiscal, economic and workforce development impact of Indiana smoking rates was of special interest to the Indiana Chamber. Smoking reform has been a top legislative priority for the past few sessions. [...]

2018-08-28T15:16:38-04:00August 29th, 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 [...]

2018-08-27T13:54:19-04:00August 27th, 2018|