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2023 Legislative Session

2023 Legislative Priorities

In 2022, our agenda was themed, Ready to Rise with a strong focus on the pandemic response and racial equity. 2023 promises to build on those priorities with a focus on regional competitiveness.

See where our priorities lie during the 2023 session.

Read Our 2023 Priorities

2023 Wrap Up

We’ll wrap up the 2023 session at the end of April! Check back then for a summary of what happened at the statehouse.

2022 Legislative Session

2022 Legislative Priorities

The Indy Chamber’s 2022 agenda continues the fight for a number of familiar priorities where progress is unfinished. But to pick up the pace from reopening to recovery to rising as a region, several issues demand more urgent attention.

See where our priorities lie during the 2022 session.

Read Our 2022 Priorities

2022 Wrap Up

Stay tuned for our 2022 wrap up at the end of session.

2021 Legislative Session

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.

Read the 2021 Wrap-up

2021 Wrap Up

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and its economic fallout, and a period of racial reckoning, the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly was unlike any on record. Yet, despite a challenging climate of physical distancing and partisan divides, the Indy Chamber Business Advocacy Team was pleased to log several significant victories for its legislative priorities—thanks to the strong support from members – as the legislature found common ground on some key issues and benefitted from some unexpected fiscal gains.

This Wrap Up will report the wins, losses, and a few “ties” where we believe more could be done—all while delivering insight into the discussions and debates along the way.

Read Our 2021 Priorities

2020 Legislative Session

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.

Read the 2020 Wrap-Up

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.

Read Our 2020 Priorities

2019 Legislative Session

2019 Legislative Priorities

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

Review Our Priorities

2019 Wrap Up

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

Read Our Wrap Up

2018 Legislative Session

2018 Legislative Priorities

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 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 3, 2023 3:10 pm

Famous Black Hoosiers and the Latest from the IN Statehouse

Famous Black Hoosiers and the Latest from the IN Statehouse With committees at full tilt and lawmakers raining down amendments like Oscar Robertson raining three pointers, the Indy Chamber Business Advocacy crew was flying around the Statehouse this week like Major Taylor around a velodrome. All…

February 1, 2023 1:30 pm

Indy Chamber Statehouse Update: Obscure Holiday Edition

If you’re still experiencing a case of the Monday blahs, take heart. Monday was “National Bubble Wrap Day”, so grab yourself a wad of the ubiquitous packing material and pop along as we catch you up on last week’s Statehouse action:  Hoo-ray for Health Day…

January 27, 2023 7:30 am

Indy Chamber Statement on IPS Referenda Proposal

The Indy Chamber’s partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) spans two decades, and we recognize the critical role that IPS and other school systems play in educating Indianapolis’ young people, the challenges they face, and the social and economic importance of investments in education. We also recognize that IPS requires investment…

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