On Jan. 6, the Indiana General Assembly began its 2020 legislative session, a short cycle that's expected to wrap up by mid-March.
To help inform members about legislation moving through the state House and Senate, the Chamber is hosting our annual Legislative Preview luncheon on Friday, Jan. 17. State legislators who represent parts of the Bloomington/Monroe County area will be on hand to give insights into the session. The event runs from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. at the Bloomington Country Club, 3000 S. Rogers. Click here for details.
The Chamber is also hosting a Legislative Drive-In on Tuesday, Feb. 11. We'll be organizing a tour of the Statehouse and lunch there for members and legislators to meet informally while the House and Senate are in session. Click here for details.
Throughout the session, the Chamber's Advocacy Team and Legislative Council will be tracking legislation that's relevant to our members and the Bloomington/Monroe County community. You can find the full set of bills on the General Assembly's website.
As we look to 2020, the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is seeking input on issues that take priority for our members, local businesses and others throughout our community. Results from this 2019 Public Policy and Legislative Survey will help guide our legislative priorities and shape our advocacy in the coming year.
Please click the button below to weigh in – and thanks for your feedback!
The Indiana General Assembly wrapped up its 2019 budget session in April. We followed several bills of interest to Chamber members. Check out our State Legislative Update page for details about how our local legislators voted on key bills.
The Legislature is not in session, but you can still reach the state legislators who represent Bloomington and Monroe County. Here's their contact information:
The Chamber hosted Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch at a May 20 luncheon attended by about 200 Chamber and community members. Following her remarks, she did a Q&A with Valerie Peña, assistant vice president and chief of staff for Indiana University Government Relations. Check out the Chamber's post about the luncheon for more photos!
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (left) and Valerie Peña of IU Government Relations during a Q&A at the Chamber's May 20 luncheon, held at Ivy Tech's Shreve Hall.
Director of Advocacy & Public Policy