Press Releases
Studies / Reports
Media Inquiries / Spokespeople
BizVoice Magazine
Multimedia

Membership
Join Now!

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Health Care Savings
Employment Posters
Office Solutions

Press Releases

All | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

Distressed Utilities and Road/Utility Repair Bills Ready for Full Senate Votes and Other Updates

Distressed Utilities and Road/Utility Repair Bills Ready for Full Senate Votes Bill # and Title: SB 411 – Distressed Utilities Author: Sen. Erich Koch (R-Bedford) Summary: This bill amends a provision in current law concerning the acquisition of distressed water or wastewater utilities to require that, upon filing a petition with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to include [...]

2018-02-02T13:04:03+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

On the Federal Front: Government Shutdown Looms at Midnight; Repeal of Medical Device Tax at Stake

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a short-term funding bill for the government through mid-February. Yet avoiding a government shutdown is far from certain, with the Senate needing 60 votes to move it forward to a vote. Among the provisions, the bill would help continue our military readiness and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six [...]

2018-01-19T15:24:32+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Changes to Indiana’s Alcohol Laws Clear First Hurdle

Bill # and Title: SB 1 – Sunday Carryout Sales; HB 1051 – Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages for Carryout Authors: Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette); Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) Summary: Allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and qualifying restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from the hours of noon until 8 p.m. [...]

2018-01-12T14:05:24+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

What the Senate Leadership Changes Mean for the Business Community

This marks the first session without fiscal stalwarts Brandt Hershman and Luke Kenley, both of whom retired from the Senate – Hershman’s announcement coming just before Christmas. While it’s hard to replace such experience and wisdom, those stepping up to fill their shoes have been waiting in the wings for a while and should make for smooth transitions. Back [...]

2018-01-08T10:24:02+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Short Session Starts With a Flurry of Activity

The Governor and General Assembly have continually heard from Hoosier employers on the need for a skilled workforce – and better aligning state programs with job demand. The good news is bills are being introduced to address those concerns. While only a handful of measures have been released to date, we are seeing legislation related to training tax credits [...]

2018-01-05T13:39:03+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

Congress Passes Landmark Tax Bill; Key Provisions Highlighted

It wasn’t a short or easy journey, but sweeping tax reform has been enacted! The U.S. tax code has not been updated since 1986. The House of Representatives, for example, has been working on comprehensive tax reform since January 2011. Over the last nearly seven years, there have been 41 House Ways and Means Committee tax reform hearings and [...]

2017-12-20T13:07:48+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

What’s Encouraging About Both Tax Reform Bills – But Still Long Way to Go

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed its Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 227-205 along mostly partisan lines – though 13 Republicans (none from Indiana; all from California, New Jersey and New York) voted against it. Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee completed markup on its tax reform effort and moved that bill to the full Senate, where a vote [...]

2017-11-17T15:36:52+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

House Committee Passes Tax Reform Bill; Senate Unveils Own Measure – Where Does Donnelly Stand?

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee concluded its markup of the GOP tax reform bill (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) and voted along party lines to move the measure, 24-16. The core of the House bill reduces the number of individual tax rates, slashes the corporate tax rate and eliminates many deductions and credits. The bill [...]

2017-11-10T11:46:20+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

New Federal Tax Plan: Meaningful, Yes. Comprehensive Reform, … ?

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) has finally arrived! The long-awaited details – over 400 pages worth – are now out there for all to debate. This is a debate that will play out before the House Republican Ways and Means Committee next week. Much of the public discourse will focus on how it impacts individuals, but [...]

2017-11-03T13:39:35+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|