In a recent “State of Healthcare in Johnson County” workshop hosted earlier this month by Aspire, Dr. David Dunkle, President and CEO of Johnson Memorial Health and Vice President of Medical Affairs, raised awareness to the financial and governmental challenges faced by healthcare facilities in Indiana.
The Indiana General Assembly returned to session earlier this month. This body pivots every other year from holding a three-month session to holding a shorter two-month session.
Aspire Johnson County, the local economic development organization and chamber of commerce for Johnson County, announces its priorities for the 2024 Indiana General Assembly session: supporting quality early childhood education expansion and supporting creative workforce incentives.
As the 2023 Indiana General Assembly session wrapped up, the state's biennium budget was passed, with an increase in funding dedicated to the expansion of mental health services.
As the clock ticks down on the final days of the 2023 legislative session, conference committees are in full swing.
The 2023 statehouse session is nearing the end. The Governor has already signed 14 bills into law.
We are just under two weeks away from this year’s final committee deadlines.
Lawmakers are deep into second half committee work with week 10 of the legislative session now in the books.
Lawmakers returned to Indianapolis last week after a brief mid-session break.
Here’s where we stand on topics of interest for our business leaders at the midpoint.
Week six is in the books, and many committees have met for the last time until bills cross over after halftime.
Legislative committee agendas have been packed with proposals as lawmakers race to move large pieces of priority language across the midpoint coming in two weeks.
We concluded a busy week four at the Statehouse last week where both chambers began to coalesce around caucus priority matters, which coincide with two Aspire priorities.
The House committee report deadline is February 21, and the Senate on February 23.
Statistically, about a third of the bills will not make it past half-time.
This session, deemed a “long session” due to its four-month timeline, will coalesce around the drafting of the state’s spending plan for the next two years.
Aspire Johnson County announces its priorities for the 2023 Indiana General Assembly session: funding for quality early childhood education, policies and incentives for attainable housing, and limited government interference in the free market.
The independent and nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) reviews new laws after the conclusion of each legislative session to ensure there are no drafting errors and that the new laws do not duplicate existing statutes.
A lot happened last week, including on one of Aspire’s priority topics – transit.
There was substantial movement on Aspire priority legislation last week.
As housing inventory lagged demand and home prices soared, many hard-working Hoosiers, such as our teachers, firefighters, and logistics center workers, have been shut out of the housing market.
Now that the Legislature has reached its official halftime, bills that did not make the trek past its chamber of origin are considered dead.
Here are updates on Aspire’s top issues along with other bills of interest.
The Legislature continued its frenzied schedule last week with a wealth of committee hearings.
This year is a “short session,” which is statutorily due to end by March 14th. Legislative leaders have indicated they would like to finish sooner.
The idea of Hoosier government consolidation has been in focus for over ten years and supported by many organizations, including Aspire. The merger of three Johnson County townships will be the first such merger in Indiana history.
The Indiana General Assembly convened its 2021 session to tackle the large issues facing our State during the COVID-19 pandemic. And so, they did, in an unprecedented fashion.
This week is the Second and Third reading deadlines in both chambers.
Sine die date subsequently advanced the timetable for bills to make it out of committee to this Thursday.
The second half of the legislative session ramped up last week, with committees meeting in full swing and longer daily session calendars.
During the second half of the session, bills that passed out of their originating chamber in the first half are sent to the opposite chamber to start the entire review and debate process over again.
As various measures gain traction, more constituents take notice and use their voice.
Here are updates on some key issues Aspire has been following.
Bills to help businesses stay open moved fast, and we are seeing progress on other bills to help address the long-term business environment.
Several of Aspire’s priority issues resumed moving forward this week, notably Employer Liability Protections.
The bill filing deadlines have now passed in both the Senate and House. All bill lists are now complete and public.
Broadband, employer liability, tobacco and work share included on list.
Chambers Across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Unite in Support of Coordinated Reopening of Economy
Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities.
Here are session highlights, beginning with an update on House leadership and Aspire’s 2020 session top priorities.
The House and Senate are past their bill reading deadlines and our days (and nights) are now spent focusing on concurrence votes and conference committees.
The legislation-making process contains more than a dozen steps before a bill becomes a law. This process is built to foster transparency, due diligence, and dialogue.
Studies have shown distracted driving is the leading cause of traffic accidents and fatalities. The penalty for breaking this law would be a ticket and fine up to $500.
The countdown to sine die (the end of session) is officially on.
It is officially halftime for the 2020 legislative session. What does this mean?
Any piece of legislation that hasn’t crossed the desk of its originating Chamber for a second time for potential amendment is considered “dead” for the session.
Priority bills are continuing to make progress in both houses – especially policies related to health care and tobacco.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Fiat-Chrysler has chosen Indiana for diversification and will invest nearly $400 million in its Kokomo facility.