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January 28, 2022 Emily Krawzak

Mid-term Exams

This was the last full week of legislative action before halftime of the 2022 session–the final chance for bills to get passing grades out of committee and through second reading amendments. That means plenty of pressure to test the patience of lawmakers, advocates, and observers as deadlines for final floor…

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January 21, 2022 Emily Krawzak

Home Sweet Home

Let’s start this update by indulging in some hometown pride: Two weeks after Indianapolis drew rave reviews (again) as the host city for the College Football Championship Game, Realtor.com ranked the Indy metro among…

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January 14, 2022 Emily Krawzak

Connecting the Dots

This week saw the General Assembly settling into a typical early session schedule: Lots of committee hearings as both chambers sort through the nearly eight hundred bills filed, floor action starting on some top priorities and consensus proposals, behind-the-scenes maneuvering on more controversial issues…it’s a busy time. You’ll read about…

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January 7, 2022 Emily Krawzak

New Year’s Resolve

Happy New Year and welcome to a new session of the Indiana General Assembly; after a couple of special hearings on HB1001 in November and December, lawmakers reconvened for regular business on Tuesday. Maybe it’s because the last two years were so draining, but fewer Americans report making New Year’s…

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December 17, 2021 Emily Krawzak

Ladies and gentleman, the weekend!

It’s been a fairly frenetic week at the Indiana Statehouse, packed with announcements and activities with the potential to shape the next session of the General Assembly—this despite the fact that session won’t officially start until January 4th. So before you break for the weekend (or perhaps the holidays), we…

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December 15, 2021 Emily Krawzak

Indy Chamber legislative priorities include protecting employer flexibility on COVID vaccines, opposing partisan control of local school boards

Indiana’s largest regional business group elects new officers, approves legislative agenda—leaders say Indy is “ready to rise” in 2022 (December 15, 2022–INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) The Indy Chamber held its annual all-member meeting today, electing volunteer leadership for 2022 and endorsing legislative priorities on behalf of thousands of employers across the nine-county,…

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December 3, 2021 Emily Krawzak

Dress Rehearsal

The last couple of weeks have served up an impromptu practice round on one of the more controversial issues of the upcoming legislative session – the ability of businesses to require COVID vaccines to protect employees and customers. Legislative leaders had scheduled a one-day special session for November 29th to…

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December 2, 2021 Emily Krawzak

Short Session Sneak Preview

Next week, Hoosier lawmakers convene at the Statehouse for Organization Day, the ceremonial kick-off for the 2022 General Assembly…if you’re thinking it seems way too soon to contemplate another legislative session, we feel you: The 2021 session formally ended just a few weeks ago, since delayed Census data postponed the…

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June 4, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

I Get Around

All around us, Hoosiers are on the move – as vaccination numbers keep rising, more workers head downtown, restaurants and retailers are rebounding, and Memorial Day weekend even featured the familiar roar of engines from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as live crowds (!) watched Helio Castroneves hoist the Borg-Warner trophy…

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May 11, 2021 Courtney Smallwood

Guess who’s back?

As promised, we’re delivering our 2021 legislative “wrap-up” – ironic quotation marks because the General Assembly never actually adjourned, and headed back to the Statehouse on Monday for the usual technical corrections and to override Governor Holcomb’s veto of SB5, complicating local efforts to act during a public health…

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