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Did You Miss the End of Session Webinar? Get it Here

ICHS, in collaboration with the Indiana Nonprofit Resources Network, hosted a webinar highlighting the bills that passed the Indiana General Assembly this session and the impact on nonprofit organization and their clients. Here is a link to access the webinar slides and audio. ICHS End of Session Webinar 3/20/2014


ICHS Sends Letter to Governor Pence Asking Him to Veto SB 340

The Indiana General Assembly passed SB 340, which leads to ending the Energizing Indiana program at the end of 2014. ICHS sent a letter to Governor Pence on March 18th, 2014 requesting that he veto the bill. Some of the concerns presented in the letter were: -Since the inception of the program through January 31 [...]


Indiana General Assembly Concludes 2014 Session

Highlights of the 2014 Legislative Session In the late evening hours of Thursday, the General Assembly concluded the 2014 Legislative Session. Here are a few of the highlights of bills that ICHS has been following this session: Working Hoosiers: •HB1083 Child labor law and unemployment insurance: Changed unemployment insurance, requiring less burden of proof for [...]


Register Today for Thursday’s End of Session Webinar

ICHS partners with Indiana Association of United Ways and Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network to bring you three legislative update webinars during the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Sessions require pre-registration and will be held on Thursdays, 3pmET/2pmCT. Participants receive related documents. All staff and volunteers in human service organizations are invited to register [...]


ICHS In The News

The Indiana General Assembly has been pushing forward with a number of tax proposals that would cut business personal property taxes, provide tax credits for specific industries, cut corporate income tax and more. Indiana is already known as one of the top business climates in the country. At the same time, we continue to lag [...]


Conference Committees Have Begun

The Indiana Senate and House have concluded committee meetings and Third Readings. ICHS is now monitoring priority bills that will be assigned to a conference committee for negotiations between the House and Senate versions. Here is an up to date list of priority bills that we will be monitoring the last couple weeks of the [...]


Did you miss the Mid-Point Webinar?

ICHS hosted a Mid-Session Update on February 20th highlighting the human service bills that are moving through the Statehouse. If you were unable to attend the webinar, here is a link to access a recording of the webinar. ICHS partners with Indiana Association of United Ways and Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network to bring you three [...]


Immediate Release: Indiana Already Top in Business, Need to Focus on People

For Immediate Release, February 27, 2014 Contacts: Mark Fairchild, President Indiana Already Top in Business, Now We Need to Focus on Creating a Strong People Climate: Impact of Proposed Tax Bills The Indiana General Assembly has been pushing forward with a number of tax proposals that would cut business personal property taxes, provide tax credits [...]


Federal Budget Impacts on Indiana

Did you miss the ICHS Annual Meeting on Aug. 22? Or perhaps you want to share the materials with your colleagues? Below are the documents provided about the Federal Budget and Messaging. Feel free to duplicate, as long as you cite your source. * Joan Huffer’s presentation slides, How Attacks on the Federal Safety Net Would Affect [...]


Indy Star Columnist highlights ICHS

Check out the July 11 column by Dan Carpenter in the Indianapolis Star, where he highlights the concerns and questions ICHS raised about issuing $100 rebates while cutting essential services to vulnerable Hoosiers.


Instead of Rebates, Let’s Restore Cuts and Fulfill Promises

With the fiscal year end closeout, Governor Daniels announced that individuals would receive $100 rebates and couples would receive $200 rebates on their state taxes next year. This comes from $2 billion (that billion with a “B”) in reserves that the Governor describes as originating from cost savings, cuts in services and a tax accounting [...]


ICHS Member Op-eds in the Star

Several ICHS members recently were published in the Indiana media with Opinion Editorials (op-eds). Samples include: David Sklar, Director of Government Relations, Jewish Community Relations Council, A Taste of Hunger to Raise Awareness, Indianapolis Star, 11/8/2011 Kerwin Olson, Executive Director, Citizen’s Action Coalition, Duke Still Dodges Accountability, Indianapolis Star, 11/10/2011 Erin Kelley, President of the League of [...]