Chamber Talks Policy at D.C. Fly-in
We are fresh from our return from the Chamber's D.C. fly-in last week. The group had a policy briefing, dinner with the Indiana delegation and successful meetings on Capitol Hill the following day. To kick things off, the Chamber's policy briefing covered trade, transportation funding and tax reform. U.S.
Madison, Georgia Lawmakers Propose Business Tax Hike
In June, the Madison City Council held a public hearing exploring the tax-hike proposal. At the meeting, government officials said the city government currently collects about $37,000 annually in occupation-tax revenue. Business owners' occupation-tax obligations are calculated by the government and are based on the number of individuals employed at the business.
Future Road Funding: Smooth or Bumpy?
This summer, as we wander Indiana for work or pleasure, motorists experience both how good and bad Indiana's road infrastructure is. The real issue is Indiana's road funding mechanisms are in need of modernization to keep up with today's demands.
Polls show increasing support for Brexit; Murdoch's Sun backs 'Leave'
Britain's "Leave" campaign opened up a 7-point lead over "Remain" ahead of a referendum on membership of the European Union an opinion poll showed late Monday, while the nation's biggest-selling newspaper urged readers to vote to quit the bloc.
Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan
By Silke Koltrowitz and Marina Depetris ZURICH/BERN (Reuters) - Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the wealthy country after an uneasy debate about the future of work at a time of increasing automation. Supporters
Commercial Courts on the Way in Indiana
No one - except, as the joke goes, maybe lawyers - wins when complex business cases linger in the legal system. A thoroughly-developed commercial court pilot project is set to improve outcomes in Indiana. Our Kevin Brinegar comments, and also read the related story in the latest BizVoice.
After Winning Regulatory Battle Against Ride-Sharing Firms, Austin Turns to Black Market and Deregulation
The mess left in the wake of a battle with Uber and Lyft has city residents using illegal drivers to get around and officials considering dropping many rules
Why Is Obamacare Forcing Small Business Owners To Get Rid of Health Care Benefits? — The Daily Signal
by Melissa QuinnWhen Maryland business owner Thomas Kunkel first learned about the Affordable Care Act, he was excited about the prospect of the new health…
Secretary of State Launches INBiz Portal to Help Hoosier Businesses
Gov. Mike Pence and Secretary of State Connie Lawson recently announced the launch of INBiz, a web portal for Indiana businesses. The following is a release from Sec. Lawson: INBiz is aimed at streamlining the steps a business takes when registering with the state, including registration, filing, reporting, and making payments.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes after Parliament ...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found himself apologizing on Wednesday night after a physical confrontation on the floor of parliament.Trudeau, visibly frustrated abo...
Louisville’s New Transportation Plan Proposes More Upkeep, Less Driving
But how the city will cover the cost of what Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration has floated in the new 20-year planning document remains unclear.
The Myth That More Rules and Oversight Can Fix Government
The real problem is this: Public management doesn't have the kind of authority that's taken for granted in the private sector.
Why Are We Letting Our Infrastructure Fall to Pieces?
The troubles of Washington's Metro system are emblematic. It's going to cost us a lot not to fix the systems we rely on.
One-third of all U.S. presidents appointed a Supreme Court justice in an election year
Six presidents did so as classic lame ducks, after the election.
The 2016 Legislative Session: Some Noteworthy Shots Made
Sen. Jeff Flake on Why GOP Cuba Policy Is Wrong
"I have no idea," Lech Walesa told the Arizona Republican, "why you guys have a museum of socialism 90 miles from your shore & you won't let anybody visit it."
Senate Committee Amends House Roads Bill; Another Task Force Created
Political Perspectives - Kevin Brinegar State Chamber.MP3 by IndyPolitics
With less than three weeks to go before Indiana lawmakers sine die, Indy Politics presents some perspectives from key lawmakers and other figures on where they are on issues such as and roads and pseudoephedrine and the likelihood of agreements being worked out between now and a possible March 10th adjournment date.
2016 Legislative Directory App - Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2016 Legislative Directory App Volume Pricing:1-25 downloads: $8.99 each 26-99 downloads: 7.99 each 100+ downloads: $5.50 eachAsk a questionAdd to Cart You can order th...
Statement on Civil Rights Expansion Bill Dying - Indiana Chamber of Commerce
(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar reacts to the demise of Senate Bill 344, which contained civil rights protections for sexual orientation: “Compromise should not be viewed as...