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Chamber holds Legislative Session

Posted: Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative Session at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturday, February 5. Over 40 attended the informative overview of governmental activities in the city, county, and state.

Mike Perkins, Chamber board member, moderated the event with Steve Kimmel, Chamber executive director, taking questions for the government representatives present from those in attendance. State representatives on hand to discuss issues pertaining to the State legislature were Jim Banks, State Senator from Whitley County representing Huntington County and State Representative Dan Leonard. From Huntington County government was Huntington County Commissioner President Tom Wall. Mayor Steve Updike was present representing Huntington City government.

Topics of discussion at the State level included Indiana as a right-to-work state, balancing the unemployment insurance fund and how it will affect local business, texting and driving, charter schools, a smoking ban in public places, and economic development in the state of Indiana and how to attract businesses from different states. The Hoosier Heartland Corridor, Nature’s Fuel locating to Huntington County, security at the Courthouse, the future of trash pick-up fees, local economic development, and the state of the economy in the city of Huntington were some of the local concerns discussed.