header-bg
Untitled-1
April 9, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

One More Road to Cross

Barring any unexpected detours, we’re almost to the end of the road in this rollercoaster of a legislative session. The Senate released its version of the state budget on Thursday as both chambers eye an early adjournment date of April 21st. More issues are coming into focus as we head…

View More
April 1, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

The Bridge

Putting the “old” in old school – if you can remember the “Bridge Wars” hip-hop beef between MC Shan and KRS-One, you should probably be vaccinated by now. But we’re rewinding back to the ‘80s because bridges are decent metaphors for this week in the General Assembly. There’s a lot…

View More
March 26, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

Spring Again

This first week of spring featured some upbeat news outside the Statehouse, as Governor Holcomb addressed the COVID crisis on Tuesday evening. Among the highlights: Vaccine eligibility expands to all Hoosiers (16+) at the end of March, and we also passed the one million vaccination milestone this week. The statewide…

View More
March 19, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

Grinding Out Wins

As Indy starts our run as the capitol of college hoops over the next few weeks, action at the actual state capital has been a little more muted: As the list of surviving bills is slimmed down and the budget debate shifts from big picture priorities to line-by-line haggling, it…

View More
March 12, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

Working on (our) Fitness

We just checked our DNA tests, we’re 100% ready for warm weather and the chance to go soak in some Vitamin D and outdoor activity (can we livestream committee hearings from the Monon?). But the beginning of spring also brings some sobering anniversaries from 2020: Indiana’s first COVID death and…

View More
March 5, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

Back in the Game

The General Assembly swung back into action this week after a few days of post-third reading respite. House and Senate bills passed around the deadlines were assigned to committees in their second chambers to start the process of hearings, amendments and floor action over again. Even though action on the…

View More
February 26, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

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…

View More
February 19, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

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…

View More
February 11, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

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…

View More
February 5, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

Weird Flex But OK

We’ll kick off this week with a bill that wasn’t initially on our radar: SB392 passed the Senate Local Government Committee and was recommitted to Appropriations. As amended, it allows ‘excluded cities’ within Marion County (like Lawrence, Speedway and Beech Grove) and townships to review and approve all…

View More
  • 2021
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2020
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2019
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2018
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2017
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2016
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2015
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2014
  • December
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • August
  • July
  • June
  • May
  • April
  • March
  • February
  • January
  • 2013
  • October