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Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

State chamber names local companies Best Place to Work

Local companies are among the 100 businesses named by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as Best Places to Work.

February 19, 2014 8:28 am

Indiana Chamber of Commerce discusses long-term vision

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce officials met with a Northwest Indiana business crowd Friday to tout progress made on a long-range economic development plan and to discuss next steps, including a legislative push to let employees factor smoking into hiring decisions and health ins…

December 06, 2013 3:33 pm

NWI Forum hosts state chamber president talk

PORTAGE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce Kevin Brinegar will make a presentation on key topics from taxes and environmental policy to local government reform and economic development at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Northwest Indiana Forum offices.

November 11, 2013 2:13 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

Organizational survival requires changing with the times. Unions in America have reached that stage – forced to transform to try to halt a steadily declining membership base and to more effectively serve their customers. It’s up to them to make their membership attractive and valuable to its…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pence, Ritz must work together

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's creation of a new state jobs agency left Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz complaining she wasn't consulted, even though education is a vital aspect of the new agency's mission.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Big Brother pulling strings behind education

RICH JAMES: Big Brother pulling strings behind education

Ah, back to school. And Big Brother is watching on the local and state levels.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am

Pence creates state jobs agency to oversee state jobs agencies

INDIANAPOLIS | With his tax cuts, works councils and career council all failing to reduce Indiana's 8.4 percent unemployment rate, Gov. Mike Pence decided Friday to take direct action to put at least a few Hoosiers to work.

August 23, 2013 1:17 pm Related

Ind. Chamber of Commerce staying mum on marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization is planning to sit out the expected 2014 battle over whether to add Indiana's existing ban on gay marriage and civil unions to the state Constitution.

July 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Most Indiana lawmakers back Chamber of Commerce policy positions

Most Indiana lawmakers back Chamber of Commerce policy positions

INDIANAPOLIS | A new vote analysis of the 2013 legislative session shows the Republican-controlled General Assembly — except for a handful of region Democrats — was practically a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

July 05, 2013 7:45 pm Related
Indiana 'a leader and laggard' on economic measures

Indiana 'a leader and laggard' on economic measures

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has successfully created a low-tax, low-regulation business environment, but its future economic growth hinges on Hoosiers who, more often than not, lack the education and healthy habits needed to move the state forward.

May 22, 2013 6:30 pm Related

Lawmakers hope to improve worker skills for employer needs

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana House, seeking to better match Hoosier worker skills with employer needs, are co-sponsoring legislation to assess and coordinate the state's various job training, career preparation and adult education programs.

January 25, 2013 11:04 am Related

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Area lawmakers wanted more from fiscal cliff deal

INDIANAPOLIS | Three months ago, well before the United States sailed over the fiscal cliff, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, told The Times he expected Congress would "at best, kick the can down the road" on taxes and spending.

January 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Pence will press Legislature for income tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence will not be cowed by Republican lawmakers questioning whether Indiana can afford Pence's proposal to cut the state's income tax rate by 10 percent.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
Statehouse interest in local government reform fading

Statehouse interest in local government reform fading

INDIANAPOLIS | The effort to reform local government in Indiana, prompted in part by a 2007 bipartisan report that recommended eliminating townships and making other changes, appears headed for the dustbin of history.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: Indiana Chamber draws bead on teacher unions

DOUG ROSS: Indiana Chamber draws bead on teacher unions

In keeping with this week's Thanksgiving theme, I'm offering a cornucopia of topics for comment.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. Chamber of Commerce skeptical of Pence's tax cut plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization on Monday added its voice to the chorus of legislative leaders skeptical that Indiana can afford the 10 percent income tax cut proposed by Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

November 19, 2012 12:51 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Daniels is education reform governor

ANDREA NEAL: Daniels is education reform governor

Mitch Daniels used his first term to get Indiana’s fiscal house in order. His second term sealed his reputation as the education reform governor.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Daniels helped state weather recession

ANDREA NEAL: Daniels helped state weather recession

In his first State of the State address in 2005, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced, “Our state’s public finances are in ruins.” Unaware of the coming recession, he made four promises to citizens: To work to strengthen the economy, make government leaner and more efficient, modernize infrastructur…

October 31, 2012 12:00 am

Pence promises moratorium on state regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Mike Pence vowed Tuesday to halt nearly all new state regulations if he's elected governor and review every rule put in place by the current Republican administration.

June 26, 2012 12:30 pm
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