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January 31, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

It’s Tricky

We’ve mentioned before that the pace of the ten-week short session can feel more like a sprint than a marathon, so Run DMC is a perfect reference for this turning point in the legislative schedule (and did you see that Grammy’s performance?).  This week marked deadlines for committee action (passing…

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January 24, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Putting In Work

It was a hectic week at the Statehouse, with a full schedule of committee hearings and action on hundreds of bills as halftime for the session looms ahead.  And we don’t expect the pace to slow down, with Tuesday being the final day for committee action and third reading deadlines…

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January 24, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Indiana Organizations Support Legislation to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 24, 2020 Indiana Institute for Working Families Contact:  Erin Macey (emacey@incap.org), (317) 270-0874; March of Dimes Contact: Jeena Siela (JSiela@marchofdimes.org), (317) 285-0192 IndyChamber Contact: Tim Brown (tbrown@indychamber.com), (317) 464-2284 Indiana Organizations Support Legislation to Provide Reasonable Accommodations…

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January 17, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

You can get with this, or you can get with that

We reported last week that the 2020 session got off to a blazing start – but all the same, how can lawmakers expect to deal with the over 1,000 bills that have been filed in the House and Senate in just ten weeks? The answer is, they can’t. Many of…

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January 10, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Can’t Knock The Hustle

The 2020 session of the Indiana General Assembly kicked off this week, and with an early adjournment planned it didn’t take long for lawmakers to get down to business – hustle is the name of the game to get things done in a short session. In fact, the Senate was…

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January 3, 2020 Courtney Smallwood

Don’t Sweat the Technique

‘Don’t sweat the technique’ was the last studio album released by the legendary hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim – so it’s an appropriate old-school kick-off to the last session of Indiana’s legendary, longest-serving House Speaker, Brian Bosma, who’s been dropping legislative hits for more than three decades. Speaking of…

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December 10, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Indy Chamber Elects New Leadership, Unveils 2020 Legislative Agenda

With IU Health’s Murphy chairing the region’s largest business group, legislative priorities focus on “Healthy State. Healthy Economy.” (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.)  The Indy Chamber held its annual membership meeting today, electing new leadership and endorsing its 2020 legislative agenda for the Indiana General Assembly.  Dennis Murphy (IU Health) will chair the…

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November 22, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Nothing to See Here

This week marked just another boring Organization Day for the General Assembly, with the usual pro forma legislative housekeeping and ceremonial speeches…oh, wait.  Tuesday was different from the start, as thousands of teachers and education advocates rallied in and around the Statehouse for raising teacher salaries and cutting licensing and…

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November 5, 2019 Joe Pellman

Indy Chamber Statement on 2019 General Election Results

“As we continue to prioritize economic mobility and inclusive growth in Indianapolis, we congratulate Mayor Joe Hogsett tonight for his successful reelection and applaud his ongoing commitment to this mission. His vision of workforce development, improvements in infrastructure, neighborhood redevelopment, and public safety assure a prosperous future for the City…

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November 1, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Don’t believe the hype!

Don’t believe that local elections don’t matter…or that the polls look too lopsided and your vote won’t make a difference.  Don’t believe that what happens at the ballot box doesn’t impact our business climate.  Reject all the excuses – this is your reminder to get out on Tuesday (or before)…

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