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Indiana Chamber Reacts to Gov. Holcomb’s 2020 Legislative Agenda

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2020 Next Level agenda for the state: “The Governor is focused on the policies that will have the greatest impact on Hoosiers and their employers. You can’t ask for more than that. “We are encouraged by the forward-looking approaches Gov. Holcomb has put forth [...]

2019-12-10T12:53:29-05:00December 10th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Endorses Governor Holcomb for Re-Election

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is making only its second-ever endorsement in the gubernatorial race, supporting Governor Eric Holcomb in his re-election bid. The first time the organization made the call was in 2008 for then-Governor Mitch Daniels. “We only make endorsements in statewide races in special circumstances. Governor Holcomb’s Next Level agenda has undeniably propelled the [...]

2019-12-03T14:24:26-05:00December 3rd, 2019|

Chamber Honors Excellence at Annual Awards Dinner, Elects Fort Wayne Attorney as New Board Chairman

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The best in Hoosier business, government and community were celebrated tonight at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner. The honorees, who all took the stage at the Indiana Convention Center, were previously announced in September. Fort Wayne’s Chuck Surack, Sweetwater Sound founder and CEO, is the Ogletree Deakins Business Leader of the Year. Surack [...]

2019-11-07T16:30:26-05:00November 7th, 2019|

Taxation and Public Finance: State Revenues Remain Strong

Review the monthly revenue collections over the last several years and you will note that they tend to fluctuate above and below the budget projections. Typically, they balance out and come pretty close to the annual projections by the end of the fiscal year. That said, three months into this fiscal year, collections are up – by $113 million [...]

2019-10-25T12:08:20-04:00October 25th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Annual Awards Dinner Nov. 7 to Serve a Dose of Civility

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Keynote speakers Donna Brazile and Dana Perino of Fox News will deliver a message of unity during the Indiana Chamber’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner, presented by Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, on November 7 in downtown Indianapolis. Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, has been a leading voice for her party for many [...]

2019-10-24T11:13:27-04:00October 23rd, 2019|

Governor Holcomb Named the 2019 Bayh-Lugar Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Governor Eric Holcomb has been selected the 2019 Birch Bayh-Richard Lugar Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for his Next Level agenda – in particular his focus on the opioid epidemic and its impact on community, families and the workforce. “Substance misuse has hit Indiana hard and the Governor has responded with [...]

2019-09-17T12:44:45-04:00September 17th, 2019|

A Welcome Goodbye to Double Taxation

One element of the Governor’s 2019  successful economic development legislation, Senate Enrolled Act 563, made a significant change to tax policy regarding how Indiana apportions income derived from the sale of a service – aka what is taxable in Indiana. The provisions switch Indiana from what is known as the cost of performance (COP) method to the market-based sourcing [...]

2019-06-11T10:15:44-04:00June 11th, 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|

Chamber on Senate Passage of Generic Bias Crimes Bill

(INDIANAPOLIS) — President and CEO Kevin Brinegar says the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is deeply disappointed with the actions taken by the Republican majority in removing the categories of victims protected by the bias crimes legislation (Senate Bill 12): “Unfortunately, what passed the Senate today does not meet the all-important criteria of a meaningful bias crimes law. The Indiana Chamber [...]

2019-02-21T16:23:00-05:00February 21st, 2019|