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.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, along with trade groups representing manufacturers and retailers, announced the coalition Thursday.
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.”
The former leader of the Indiana National Guard will be a senior policy adviser working in the Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., offices.
Outgoing Gov. Mike Pence appointed Victor Smith to serve as the state’s secretary of commerce in January 2013.
The fact that two just-retired Indiana legislators are both already legally working for lobbying groups is leading some to question whether the state’s ethics laws are strict enough.
A recently retired Indiana lawmaker who voted in favor of a controversial vaping bill has been hired as the executive director of the Vapor Association of Indiana.
A key aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence removed himself from the U.S. government’s rolls of federal lobbyists and canceled a lucrative lobbying contract days before Donald Trump’s team announced it will ban lobbyists from taking jobs with the administration.