Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Governor Executive Orders & Public Health Emergency Declaration Throughout the Covid pandemic, Governor Holcomb has extended the public health emergency in the allowable 30-day increments. On February 1, 2022, the Governor signed Executive...

Investment Hubs

Investment Hubs Why This Legislation is Necessary Indiana’s local governments are competing while our peers nationally are collaborating, and we are doing so with less revenue to invest in our communities. Consider this:  Current state statute incentivizes competition...
Legislative Summary – April 23, 2021

Legislative Summary – April 23, 2021

 April 23, 2021The Big IssuesSTATE BUDGETThe final $36B budget passed on Thursday. It includes several notable provisions of interest to cities and towns:o $250M for broadband deployment grants.o $10M for body camera grants to be used for purchasing new camera...
Legislative Summary – April 16, 2021

Legislative Summary – April 16, 2021

 April 16, 2021 The Big Issues STATE BUDGET The April revenue forecast for the state budget was released on Thursday, projecting significantly higher revenues – about $2B more over the biennium – than previously projected. This will be the focus of negotiations...
Legislative Summary – April 9, 2021

Legislative Summary – April 9, 2021

 April 9, 2021 The Big Issues STATE BUDGET The $36B biennial budget was presented by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday containing funding for all of the state’s operations. Included in the bill are a couple of notable provisions of interest to...
Legislative Summary – April 2, 2021

Legislative Summary – April 2, 2021

 April 2, 2021 The Big Issues VIRTUAL MEETINGS There are two bills still alive this session that would give local governing bodies new options for electronic participation of its members during public meetings. These bills are being carried by Sen. Linda Rogers...
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