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Indiana Chamber: Bias Crimes Law Needed

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is in support of the state passing a bias/hate crimes law. The organization’s board of directors, which includes more than 100 business leaders from throughout the state, voted in favor of the stance at yesterday’s fall board meeting. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar: “We are pleased that Governor Holcomb is making [...]

2018-11-14T09:29:33+00:00November 14th, 2018|

States’ Reactions to Wayfair Online Sales Tax Decision Just Beginning  

For a little over a month now, Indiana has officially required out-of-state, online sellers to collect Indiana sales tax. Many states, including Indiana, anticipated the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota, handed down this summer, and began planning for it long ago. Indiana passed legislation modeled after the South Dakota law that was sanctioned by the [...]

2018-11-07T00:08:51+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Scott Jones on Doing Business in the ‘Fast Lane’

Everyone is looking for a value. How about this one? A 30-minute (plus a few more) conversation with Scott Jones yields far more in innovation insights and entrepreneurial observations. Jones' geographic path went from computer science at Indiana University to Boston (including MIT and the invention of voicemail) and back to Indiana to be an early leader of developing the [...]

2018-10-24T14:49:40+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Save It for a Rainy Day

One of the feathers in the cap for Indiana state government has been its strong penchant for saving. Whether in good economic times or bad, Indiana has generally had a durable financial foothold. How do leaders know the right amount to save – and how do they balance the need to save versus the desire to grow during healthy [...]

2018-10-16T13:58:48+00:00October 16th, 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|

Nebraska Blue Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

*Editor's note: The Indiana Chamber of Commerce proudly supports Indiana men and women serving in the military. This blog originally appeared here. BANGOR, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2018) - Cmdr. Jason Geddes, from Indianapolis, Indiana, is piped aboard during the change of command ceremony for the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739). Geddes [...]

2018-08-27T11:38:05+00:00August 27th, 2018|

USS Indiana Submarine to be Commissioned in September

Shakespeare famously wrote, “What’s in a name?”, implying names are mere signifiers that don’t alter substance. But when it comes to ships and other nautical vessels, names are important and carry significance and historical gravitas. Take, for instance, the Navy’s newest submarine: the USS Indiana (SSN 789). Named by the Secretary of the Navy in 2012, the fast-attack submarine [...]

2018-06-29T14:22:43+00:00June 19th, 2018|

Young and Donnelly Join Forces; Hollingsworth Endorses National Right to Work Act

- Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly joined Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, in signing a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calling for $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to be included in the next fiscal budget request (for [...]

2017-10-27T14:07:13+00:00October 27th, 2017|

Daniels Boosts Messer’s Effort to Pass Income Share Agreement Bill to Help Students Afford College

Former Governor and now Purdue University President Mitch Daniels recently sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to include the Investing in Student Achievement Act of 2017, from Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06), in the broader tax reform plan. The Investing in Student Achievement Act of 2017 seeks to [...]

2017-10-27T14:08:41+00:00October 27th, 2017|