The organization has boasted a political network that includes thousands of members drawn from nearly 4,000 Indiana churches—nearly one third of all churches in the state.
New CEO marks a shift for Indiana Chamber after 20 years under one leader
After spending two decades in Washington, D.C., working for politicians, interest groups and one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Vanessa Green Sinders was ready to settle down, and Indiana was a natural fit.Read More
Raising the stakes: Momentum builds to allow online casino gambling in Indiana
There are six states–Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia–that offer the full spectrum of online gambling, from virtual slot machines to online card games. Nevada also allows online gambling but limits it to online poker.Read More
Former House Speaker Bosma registers as a lobbyist
Following his retirement from the Indiana House last year, Brian Bosma joined political consulting firm 1816 Public Affairs as a senior consultant, but he couldn’t register as a lobbyist until observing a one-year “cooling-off period.”Read More
Taft builds new lobby group with Ice Miller transplants
The former Ice Miller employees—including Lacy Johnson and John Hammond III—will form the core of Taft’s new 14-member Public Affairs Strategies Group, 11 professionals plus three support staffers.Read More
A group of about 30 independent medical practices in Indiana, called Indiana Physicians Health Alliance Inc., registered with the state in July as a not-for-profit after nearly two years of organizing.
The move by TikTok comes as several states, including Indiana, restrict access to the video-sharing platform on government-issued devices due to national security concerns.
A data privacy bill died in the House last year, but a Fort Wayne lawmaker said she did “an entire rewrite” before introducing a new version of the bill this year, and she’s optimistic it will gain more support.
An Indiana political action committee chaired by former Democratic mayor of Indianapolis. In turn, that pro-charter school PAC has become a large contributor to Indiana Republicans.
Luke Messer has left law firm Faegre Drinker to join Indianapolis-based Bose Public Affairs Group LLC, where he will counsel corporate clients in Indiana and in Washington, D.C., on governmental matters.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, along with trade groups representing manufacturers and retailers, announced the coalition Thursday.
Several other Indiana companies also say they are suspending contributions to all candidates or are taking a close look at the matter.
Messer will co-lead the firm’s federal advocacy team with FaegreBD principal Ted Bristol, who served as legislative advisor to senior Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate.
The new Indiana Technology and Innovation Association includes more than 90 technology companies ranging from startups to major players like Salesforce and AT&T.
The drug industry set several quarterly records for lobbying spending in the first three months of 2018, but Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. actually reduced lobbying expenditures.
In statehouses across the country and in Congress, drugmaker Alkermes is pushing its own addiction treatment while contributing to misconceptions and stigma about other medications used to treat opioid addiction.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law Indiana’s two-year budget, an infrastructure funding plan, a vaping-overhaul measure, a school-chiefs bill and legislation affirming the religious liberties of students.
The Senate voted 40-8 to approve House Bill 1496, which would likely prevent Ricker’s from selling cold beer for carryout after its annual permits expire next year.
Former Indiana Republican Party chairman Jeff Cardwell has joined a lobbying firm started by a longtime former top staffer to Vice President Mike Pence.
The bill pares controversial regulations put in place during the previous two sessions of the Indiana General Assembly, which many believe went too far.
Much has changed in recent decades to reduce the ability of White House leaders from wielding undue influence when it comes to helping individual states.
There’s a reality to perennial promises to clean up Washington, D.C.: No one, even those knee-deep in it, considers himself or herself to be part of “the swamp.”