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2021 Legislative Priorities

The past year has tested Central Indiana businesses like never before – struggling with the economic consequences of a global pandemic, shouldering the burden of operating safely for their employees and customers, and serving a community working to heal its divisions.

The Indy Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Agenda includes proposals for helping employers reopen safely, with the resiliency to succeed in the post-COVID recovery. Our agenda acknowledges that this recovery will be fueled by a skilled and diverse workforce, participating in a more equitable economy.

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2021 Legislative Priorities

The past year has tested Central Indiana businesses like never before – struggling with the economic consequences of a global pandemic, shouldering the burden of operating safely for their employees and customers, and serving a community working to heal its divisions.

The Indy Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Agenda includes proposals for helping employers reopen safely, with the resiliency to succeed in the post-COVID recovery. Our agenda acknowledges that this recovery will be fueled by a skilled and diverse workforce, participating in a more equitable economy.

VIEW 2021 PRIORITIES

2020 Legislative Session

2020 Wrap Up

The Indy Chamber’s 2020 legislative agenda was an ambitious yet practical set of priorities for the ‘short’ (non-budget) session of the Indiana General Assembly. It was a ten-week sprint that started with the optimism of a heady revenue forecast and ended with governments at all levels grappling with a global pandemic and the growing threat of recession. In between, we made progress on each of our top issues.

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2020 Legislative Priorities

Virgil once said, “The greatest wealth is health.” To paraphrase this philosophy, we believe a prosperous region starts with healthy citizens, and healthy regions make a thriving state.  The Indy Chamber’s 2020 Legislative Agenda – “Healthy State. Healthy Economy.” – focuses on improved health, a productive workforce and the power of regionalism as prescriptions for economic growth.

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2019 Legislative Session

Our Priorities

We’re keeping our sights high.  But lofty goals are built on strong foundations.

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2019 Wrap Up

Take a look at where the 2019 legislative session shook out.

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2018 Legislative Session

Review Our 2018 Agenda

Across these priorities, our message to the General Assembly was clear and consistent: the Indy region will continue to be Indiana’s economic engine – keep our region open for business, and open up new opportunities for our people, employers and communities.

Review the 2018 Agenda

2018 Outcomes and Wrap Up

The 2018 short session was just a little too short for several bills. We’ll consider these temporary setbacks; bills may die but the issues they represent have plenty of life.

2018 Legislative Wrap Up
 

Advocacy News & Updates

January 22, 2021 1:08 pm

Pause

Can this legislative session get any more surreal? We’re dealing with socially-distanced committee hearings, the House taking over a bigger space with a smaller schedule (one day a week as a full body), at least a dozen other ways COVID has changed the legislative routine. There are some odd ideas…

January 15, 2021 11:38 am

A Better Tomorrow

You know we have to drop a Wu-Tang reference during a budget session (when cash does rule everything around us), and this week offered reasons for optimism about a better tomorrow right around the corner. It starts with a promising step towards restoring trust between law enforcement and the communities…

January 8, 2021 1:23 pm

The Next Episode

The General Assembly started its next episode this week, an obviously unique one in Indiana history. Compared to the events of the last few days, though, this socially-distant session almost seems like a bastion of normalcy. So we’re settling back into a regular routine as well, in your inbox every…

Our 2017 Successes

The 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly featured significant advances on many issues of interest to employers across the Indianapolis metro.  Comparing the final outcomes to the Indy Chamber legislative agenda, there are certainly differences to be found on policy details and spending priorities; in a few places, progress stalled.  But overall, lawmakers made smart investments in a more competitive business climate and a healthy economy.

Download Agenda Outcomes

Our 2017 Successes

The 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly featured significant advances on many issues of interest to employers across the Indianapolis metro.  Comparing the final outcomes to the Indy Chamber legislative agenda, there are certainly differences to be found on policy details and spending priorities; in a few places, progress stalled.  But overall, lawmakers made smart investments in a more competitive business climate and a healthy economy.

Download Agenda Outcomes