Brinegar Breaks Down Business Bills

Posted: Updated:
INDIANAPOLIS -

As the 2018 General Assembly closes in on the midway point, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says some key pieces of business-focused legislation are progressing, while others have been pared back more than he would've liked. In a Studio(i) interview with Gerry Dick, Brinegar discussed bills concerning workforce, township consolidation and smoking that have all advanced this week. Brinegar believes House Bill 1002 and Senate Bill 50, which call for reorganization of state workforce programs and funding and amendments to career technical education efforts, are more responsive to the business community but are "hamstrung" by the non-budget session.

Two other bills, he says -- House Bill 1005, which would cut the number of township governments by one-third and House Bill 1380, which would raise the legal smoking age to 21 -- fall short of the chamber's recommendations.

  • Perspectives

    • Being The Woman You Were Created to Be

      Do you know who you are? Are you walking in your purpose? These questions ring loudly in the ears of many women who are suffering and feel like they will never find success.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Niche ranked West Lafayette Schools as best in the state

      Dept. of Ed Releases School Accountability Grades

      The Indiana Department of Education has unveiled the school accountability grades for the 2017-2018 academic year. The department says about 22 percent of schools improved one or more letter grades, with 64 percent receiving an A or B.

    • The College has announced an immediate suspension of its football program

      Earlham College Suspends Football Program

      Earlham College Interim President Avis Stewart has announced the suspension of the school's football program for the 2019 season and has ordered a review of the program. Stewart says the plan is for Earlham to field a team in 2020 after three conditions are met: determine the proper funding level and resources to support a football program outside the College's current operating budget,

    • Tech Exec - Indy 'Dodged a Bullet' on HQ2

      While a big name in the state’s technology community is praising the bid effort, he says the Indianapolis region "dodged a bullet" by not landing an Amazon.com Inc. (NYSE: AMZN) headquarters. Fishers-based ClearObject Inc. Chief Executive Officer John McDonald says Amazon’s $5 billion plans, which call for 50,000 additional jobs over 20 years, would’ve compounded existing transportation, housing and workforce issues. Amazon announced Tuesday that...

    • Purdue Launches "Brain Gain" Initiative

      Purdue University wants to make Indiana the country's biggest "brain gain" state with a new initiative designed to bring Purdue grads back to Indiana companies. President Mitch Daniels says the pilot phase of the Purdue Brain Gain Initiative has piqued the interest of some 200 alumni, with a small number currently in the final interview process with employers in the state. Daniels told Inside INdiana Business...

    • Being The Woman You Were Created to Be

      Do you know who you are? Are you walking in your purpose? These questions ring loudly in the ears of many women who are suffering and feel like they will never find success.