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Indiana Chamber’s Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the results are simply [...]

2019-06-06T09:30:34-04:00June 6th, 2019|

Interest in Water Infrastructure Continues to Flow, While ‘State Superintendent’ Bill Returns to the Spotlight 

Senate Bill 4 – Water and Wastewater Utilities and Runoff Authored by Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) This bill requires the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) to divide the state of Indiana into study areas and to hold annual meetings with the officers and employees of the water and wastewater utilities located in each study area. Authorizes the utilities within a [...]

2019-03-08T12:59:09-05:00March 8th, 2019|

Chamber Backs Infrastructure Protections Measure, Fix of TDSIC Utilities Statute

Senate Bill 471 – Offenses Involving Critical Infrastructure Authored by Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) This bill is designed to protect utility infrastructure, certain business assets, water infrastructure and other important infrastructure from trespassing and damages. It defines critical infrastructure to include energy infrastructure, pipelines, water infrastructure, certain business property, as well as protected categories as identified by federal law. [...]

2019-02-01T14:07:08-05:00February 1st, 2019|

Chamber Priority Water Bill Headed to Ways and Means

House Bill 1406 – Water Infrastructure Assistance Fund and Program Authored by Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) This bill annually appropriates $20 million to the Water Infrastructure Assistance Fund from the state general fund and promotes sustainability of water resources and attempts to keep costs as low as possible. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Heard by the House Utilities, Energy [...]

2019-01-25T13:44:06-05:00January 25th, 2019|

Federal Infrastructure Proposal Unveiled; What It Means for Indiana

On Monday, the Trump administration released its long anticipated $1.5 trillion plan for public works and infrastructure. The plan is based on $200 billion in direct federal spending to leverage $1.3 trillion in state, local and private infrastructure investment. With many of our nation’s roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure in need of upgrading and building out for the [...]

2018-02-16T13:17:58-05:00February 16th, 2018|