IBJ Podcast: Why business execs are pushing back against legislative interference in Indy

More than 60 business and not-for-profit executives have signed a letter telling lawmakers to back off proposals that would restrict or usurp power from city government in Indianapolis.

Leaders from Eli Lilly and Co., Elanco Animal Health, Roche Diagnostics, Anthem Inc., Salesforce and Cummins Inc. are among those who endorsed the message that city government should be allowed to make decisions affecting the city.

The letter was a reaction to separate bills that would strip the mayor of authority to oversee the police department, ban the city from regulating landlord/tenant relations, withhold tax revenue from the IndyGo bus system and more.

Host Mason King talks with Indy Chamber CEO Michael Huber and Jobvite CEO Aman Brar about why each signed the letter and what they want to see the General Assembly do now.

Click here to see the letter. You can also learn more from this story by IBJ reporter Lindsey Erdody.

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4 thoughts on “IBJ Podcast: Why business execs are pushing back against legislative interference in Indy

  1. Non-Indy folks need to take care of their OWN business. Take are of Noblesville, Fishers, Zionsville, etc. Indy has enough folks to take care of Indy. Besides, all those other areas are SMALL, those folks don’t have the skills to deal with a place as big and DIVERSE as Indy.

    1. You are wrong on your assumption of Metro Indianapolis which includes all the areas around Indianapolis.Most of the people that run these company’s live in suburban areas. “Metro Indianapolis” Lugar’s brilliant idea and it works.

  2. Since when does big business get involved in elected official business? The individuals in the legislature are elected to run the state. NOT BIG BUSINESS!!!