Indiana Legislative Update First Half of Session Wraps Up

Like college students before final exams, legislators crammed long hours into this short week of Session to beat 1st half deadlines in each house.  This year 426 Senate bills and 514 House bills died as they failed to obtain a positive third reading hearing or vote.  Beginning Monday, each house will spend the next 6-7 …

Indiana Legislative Update First Half Deadlines are Looming

With only a week left of Committee hearings for bills in their house of origin, this phase of the Session is rapidly coming to a close. With so many bills coming out of Committee by now, Legislators are now spending hours on the House and Senate floor considering bills on their 2ndand 3rd reading opportunities. Gaming …

Indiana Legislative Update Slow, Steady Work Goes On

After historically frigid weather the week prior, the Groundhog did not see his shadow and predicted an early spring. And, we’re all hoping for an early end to Session. Lawmakers returned to work, and enjoyed a week of steady progress at the statehouse, buckling down to do the work of moving bills out of committee.  Two bills …

A message from President & CEO, Tara Barney

I-69 Bridgelink Update Coming soon will be the biggest single infrastructure investment in our region—ever—the I-69 Bridge Project. More than just the bridge, this project will modernize existing interchanges, solve safety and congestion issues, open our options for moving about the region, and spur economic development. Our region is the largest in the United States …

Indiana Legislative Update – Record Breaking Cold Doesn’t Slow Down the Legislature

This week Mother Nature brought historic winter weather to the region with widespread closings from the bitter wind chills. In spite of falling temperatures, Indiana lawmakers remained hard at work during the deep freeze with focus on Committee hearings and many bills making it through second and third reading this 5th week of session. Some have …

Community Conversations to Discuss I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Residents can ask questions and provide written comments Two Community Conversations are scheduled this week to provide information and gather input on the preferred alternatives for the proposed I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX).  Both Community Conversations will include a project presentation and discussion with attendees.  Henderson Community ConversationWednesday, Jan. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.            …

Indiana Legislative Update Bills Almost All Released

This week we closely followed the early movement of legislation and the individual assignment of bills to committees. Committee hearings are beginning to take place, while at the same time new bills are still yet to be assigned. The week’s highlights came as Governor Eric Holcomb delivered his 3rd State of the State address to a …