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Indiana Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce 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 the business organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead [...]

2018-11-19T13:33:08+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Taking Control Politically

While most news outlets focused on who will control the U.S. House and Senate, state governments saw a shake-up in party control of both governorships and statehouses. Republicans have held wide control of state governments since the 2010 midterm elections. But now, eight years later, Democrats have begun to chip away at Republican domination in the states. The bullet points below from [...]

2018-11-12T09:36:37+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Most Incumbents Survive in General Assembly; Braun Pulls Off Big Senate Win

Indiana didn’t see a blue wave like other parts of the country, but there was enough upheaval and uncertainty that a few state Republican incumbents found themselves on the short end of the vote tally. Indiana’s U.S. Senate battle proved to be not much of a tossup, with the outcome decided earlier than expected. STATE: Near Status Quo The [...]

2018-11-07T11:29:53+00:00November 7th, 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+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Chamber Talks Workforce Needs, Impact of Opioid Addiction and Smoking

Three big issues expected to be debated in the General Assembly in the coming days and weeks are workforce needs, the opioid crisis and smoking rates. We’ve done so well recently from an employment standpoint that we've almost outstripped our ability to hire skilled workers since unemployment is so low in the state. It’s clear we need to raise [...]

2018-01-05T13:15:55+00:00January 5th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Talks Workforce Needs, Impact of Opioid Addiction as 2018 Legislative Session Begins

(INDIANAPOLIS) — As the 2018 General Assembly gets underway, the Indiana Chamber is highlighting three big issues expected to be debated in the coming days and weeks: workforce needs, the opioid crisis and smoking rates. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar says, “We’ve done so well recently from an employment standpoint that we've almost outstripped our ability to hire [...]

2018-01-03T12:49:07+00:00January 3rd, 2018|

Chamber AnnouncesTop Legislative Priorities for 2018

Closing the skills gap to enable more jobs to be filled and ensuring the state’s tax environment is ripe for business expansion are top priorities for the Indiana Chamber in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. These initiatives and more were announced today at our annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where six state legislators were also honored as 2017 Indiana [...]

2017-11-20T14:38:37+00:00November 20th, 2017|

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+00:00November 8th, 2017|

Chamber to Release Priorities, Hear from General Assembly Leaders at Legislative Preview Nov. 20

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek about the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber Legislative Preview on November 20. The annual event, sponsored by Ice Miller, will feature legislative caucus leaders in a question and answer session on how they see the upcoming session playing out. The Indiana Chamber will also reveal its top pro-jobs, [...]

2017-10-19T10:38:26+00:00October 19th, 2017|