Three of the six firms initially authorized under a controversial law to manufacture e-liquids for sale in Indiana have owners who either work for Centaur or were shareholders in the company before it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010.
Monarch Beverage Co.’s attempts to enter the liquor business over the past decade were frequently met with displeasure from staffers in the Indiana Governor’s Office and at the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, according to private emails brought to light by a recent court case.
The more product that e-liquid manufacturers make, the more that Lafayette-based Mulhaupt’s could earn. The volume-based pricing is unusual for the security industry.
Critics of the American Legislative Exchange Council say it provides corporations easy access to lawmakers—access that can’t be scrutinized like traditional lobbying and campaign finance information.
Mark Lawrance spent 14 years at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce before heading to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute two years ago. Now he’s back at the Chamber in a new role.
Republicans who control the chamber put off action Monday following a closed-door meeting and lobbying pressure.
Brad Queisser previously served in the administrations of Govs. Evan Bayh and Frank O’Bannon, as well as in the Indiana Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee.
Mike Smith plans to resign as president and CEO of the Casino Association of Indiana after more than a dozen years in the position, the group announced Monday.
Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle, a Republican who gave at least $150,000 to help elect Gov. Mike Pence, on Saturday explained why Pence and Republican state lawmakers left him no choice but to call off his company's $40 million Indianapolis headquarters expansion.
An offshoot of the American Legislative Exchange Council that aims to influence local government is making inroads in Indiana. The American City County Exchange, which launched about a year ago, has 22 members from eight Indiana counties, including Marion and Hamilton.
A proposal to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects requires further study instead of a quick vote, opponents of the measure said Monday at the Indiana Statehouse.
The two sides duking it out over a construction ban on nursing homes spent more than $475,000 over six months to win lawmakers to their sides—a spike of 37 percent over previous years. And that kind of high-stakes fight is about to happen again.
Indiana legislators need to be more transparent about conflicts of interest and should never lobby for issues that could impact their finances, an open-government advocate said Monday.
The Indiana Energy Association has appointed former Northern Indiana Public Service Co. President Mark Maassel as president, succeeding longtime leader Ed Simcox, the organization announced Thursday.