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January 22, 2021 Emily Krawzak

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…

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January 15, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

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…

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January 8, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

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…

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December 14, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

A Not-So-Sneak Preview of 2021 Priorities

Today, the Indy Chamber is holding our (virtual) annual membership meeting – it’s almost time to turn the page on 2020 (finally), and we’re ready to hit the New Year running. Members will elect next year’s board of directors and officers, and the board will endorse an ambitious legislative agenda…

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December 4, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

It’s Getting Hectic

There’s a lot to report since our election wrap-up last month – things are getting hectic as we head into the waning weeks of 2020. On November 16th, lawmakers gathered for an Organization Day that was eerily different from 2019, when thousands of teachers rallied to demand higher pay.  The…

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October 9, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Screening the Candidates

Still have questions about where the candidates for Governor and the 5th congressional district stand on the issues? Want to be a political insider without going outside…or even leaving your couch? (No judgement.) We’ve taken the 2020 HobHob virtual, making your screen the scene of a couple of socially-distanced showdowns, again…

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September 25, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Tick Tock

No, we’re not talking about spamware dance challenges. We’re noting that time keeps ticking away towards Election Day – 39 days now, and just over a week until voter registration ends and early voting begins. It’s time for action, and we have some reminders and ideas for you later in…

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September 18, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Class Is In Session: IPS School Board Elections

We’re now less than 50 days until Election Day, November 3rd – and before you can say “virtual learning pods,” early voting will be underway (starting October 6th, the day after Indiana’s voter registration deadline). A couple of weeks ago, we announced our Business Advocacy Committee…

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September 4, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Holcomb Has Our BAC

Holcomb has our BAC We kicked off the first week of September by announcing 2020 candidate endorsements from our Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) – the political arm of your Indy Chamber.  As we mentioned last time, the Committee has spent a lot of (socially-distanced) time interviewing candidates, discussing the issues…

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August 31, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

RELEASE: Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee endorses Governor Holcomb for re-election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2020   Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee endorses Governor Holcomb for re-election, bipartisan group of state legislative candidates   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – The Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) – the political arm of the region’s largest business and economic development organization – today…

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