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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

February 26, 2021 11:28 am

Full-Court Press

We’re three weeks away from March Madness descending on Indianapolis, but we’re more than ready for a timeout at the Statehouse: This week offers a few days off after third reading deadlines, when legislation has to be voted out of one chamber to survive and start the process again in…

February 19, 2021 11:03 am

Things Done Changed

We led off with Biggie Smalls last week, but we’ll do it again in a more positive light today: We mentioned last week the game-changing letter from Indianapolis corporate leaders speaking out against legislative proposals that would “stifle local priorities” – transit, housing, public safety and other issues…

February 11, 2021 1:02 pm

Indy Chamber Local Solutions CEO Sign On Letter

It’s been said that “Decisions are made by those who show up.” As Indianapolis business leaders, we are obliged to show up for equity and inclusion, against policies that make it more difficult for our employees, customers, colleagues and neighbors to show up, speak out, and support our city’s…

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