(via The New York Times) When Paine Field, about 25 miles north of Seattle in Everett, Washington, was born in the 1930s as a New Deal project, it was envisioned as a major commercial airport for the region. But that never happened. Instead, it became known as the place where Boeing offers “North America’s only publicly available commercial jet [...]
Senate Bill 517 – Utility Relocation for Road Projects Authored by Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) This bill provides that if a utility hasn’t acted – to comply, apply for a waiver or appeal – within 90 days after receiving an order from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to relocate utility facilities that will interfere with a planned construction [...]
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses our Fly-in audience as Sen. Todd Young awaits his time at the podium. The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of our event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]
Autonomous Vehicle and High Speed Internet Service Bills Amended in Committee Prior to Senate Consideration, Plus Other Updates
Autonomous Vehicle Bill Amended in Committee Prior to Senate Consideration Bill # and Title: HB 1341 – Autonomous Vehicles Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Preempts local government from enacting laws that prohibits the authorized use of an automated vehicle. Allows a person with a driver’s license to operate a Level 1,2 or 3 automated vehicle on a public [...]
Another Hoosier is headed to Washington, D.C. to work in the Trump administration. This week, President Trump announced his pick for Secretary for Health and Human Services: Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly executive. A lawyer by trade, Azar has spent the past 10 years focusing his time on government health care regulation.The most recent secretaries of this agency [...]
Read the BizVoice cover story on state Rep. Ed Soliday.