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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.

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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

May 1, 2020 10:27 am

Tryin’ to make a dollar out of 15 cents (a dime and a nickel)

From state and local revenues to business bottom lines, the fiscal fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is all around us. For quite some time, we’ll all be trying to stretch scarce resources and manage through tough circumstances. Helping local employers – and our policy priorities – survive the economic crunch…

April 23, 2020 5:13 pm

Metro Chambers Support Midwest Coordination on Reopening Economy

Chambers Across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Unite in Support of Coordinated Reopening of Economy “Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities. Successfully combatting COVID-19 will require aggressive, collaborative action among governments,…

March 27, 2020 1:39 pm

All in together now

A track from RZA and Wu-Tang delivers the perfect message for this week: We’re in this together, all with a part to play – it will take unprecedented public-private collaboration to tackle the coronavirus crisis, a health challenge unlike any we’ve ever faced before. As a business community, we’ve rallied…

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.

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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