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Chamber Submits Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan; Other Big EPA News Impacting Indiana

On April 26, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting the repeal of the controversial rule, Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units – more commonly known as the Clean Power Plan. If implemented, the rule is projected to increase Indiana’s electricity rates 16% [...]

2018-04-27T13:11:06+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Statement on Importance of SaaS Tax Clarity Bill Signed Into Law Today  

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance, comments on Senate Bill 257 being signed into law, providing clarity on the tax exempt status for software-as-a-service (SaaS) transactions: “Since last summer, the Indiana Chamber has been leading the charge to see this clarification become law, with language originating in our tech policy committee. Our [...]

2018-03-22T16:47:52+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|

Sunday Alcohol Sales Coming Very Soon

Bill # and Title: SB 1 – Sunday Carryout Sales Author: Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) Summary: Allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and qualifying restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from the hours of noon until 8 p.m. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by [...]

2018-02-23T13:27:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Key Education Bills Ready for Floor Votes

Computer Science Bill Passes Committee Unanimously Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching computer science. [...]

2018-02-23T13:20:28+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Amended Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Bill Moves to House Floor

Bill # and Title: SB 297 – Employability Skills Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Provides that, not later than July 1, 2019, each school within a school corporation shall include interdisciplinary employability skills standards established by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), in consultation with the Department of Education and approved by the State Board of Education, [...]

2018-02-16T13:05:16+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Chamber, Wellness Council Team With Governor to Assist Employers in Battling Opioid Epidemic

It’s official! The Indiana Chamber and Wellness Council of Indiana are joining forces with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration in its effort to combat the opioid epidemic. Today’s announcement: the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative. The impact of drug abuse on Hoosiers, families and communities has been well documented. Those negative consequences of individual addiction have spread to the [...]

2018-02-09T13:23:39+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Talk Issues With State Legislators, Hear From Reince Priebus and Gov. Holcomb at February 13 Indiana Legislative Dinner

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Reince Priebus is set to offer insights from the Trump administration when he headlines the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Indiana Legislative Dinner on February 13. Priebus also will talk about his time spent at the helm of the Republican National Committee for six years. Governor Eric Holcomb will provide the event’s opening remarks. The Indiana Legislative Dinner [...]

2018-01-24T12:14:09+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Chamber Comments on Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s legislative agenda announced today. Overall statement: “We see evidence everyday of Indiana’s economic and job accomplishments. This agenda – particularly clarifying software-as-a-service (SaaS) tax treatment, increased management of our water resources, accelerating efforts on autonomous vehicles and expanding STEM opportunities through increased computer [...]

2017-11-08T10:58:23+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Hoosier Students to Gain Access to High-Speed Internet Services; State Board of Education Approves School Corporation Grades

Last month, Gov. Eric Holcomb and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick announced a new partnership to give all Hoosier students access to high-speed internet in every classroom across the state. EducationSuperHighway is partnering with the state of Indiana to provide this service at no cost to taxpayers. Currently, 98% of Hoosier schools meet the federal minimum recommended bandwidth [...]

2017-11-03T13:40:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|