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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+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Making Our State So Great

Much time is spent lamenting shortcomings. It's human nature, I guess. But let's focus on the good things – and there are plenty of them – about our state. A recent report identified Indiana as having the second lowest per-capita bonded obligations, averaging only $244 per person. That compares to states such as Connecticut and its more than $10,000 [...]

2018-09-19T22:20:41+00:00September 21st, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Scores State Legislators on 2018 Voting Records

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Each year, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce holds state lawmakers accountable for their voting records on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation. Today, the 2018 results were revealed in the organization’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis, with voting scores ranging from 47% to 100%. “Employers and citizens alike should seek to have a clear, objective understanding of how their legislators vote on [...]

2018-06-14T09:59:18+00:00June 14th, 2018|

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Again, Remain a Work in Progress

Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the college and career funding review committee and requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislative Council. Establishes the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to develop, not later than [...]

2018-03-02T13:47:57+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support; Next Stop for Distressed Utilities Bill: Governor’s Desk

Water Regulatory Bill Gets Unanimous House Support Bill # and Title: SB 362 – Regulation of Water and Wastewater Systems Authors: Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) Summary: This bill requires a cost-benefit analysis and asset-management plan before a new water or wastewater utility can provide service. It also keeps new utilities under the review of [...]

2018-03-02T13:30:10+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Water Resources Taskforce, Landowner Immunity, Road Projects and Utility Repair All Await Final Votes

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Task Force Authors: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a water infrastructure taskforce consisting of members appointed by the Governor. It requires the task force to: (1) study drinking water systems, wastewater management systems and storm water management systems; (2) create an empirical decision-making tool [...]

2018-02-23T13:34:50+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Key Water Bills Ready for Votes in House, Senate

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Task Force Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a Water Infrastructure Taskforce consisting of 14 members including: the chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), four other ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and three members appointed by the Governor. [...]

2018-01-26T14:25:01+00:00January 26th, 2018|