This print and social media campaign is designed to ask your consumers about their broadband story. How has high-speed internet changed their life at work or home? What could it mean for them? The pieces in this campaign are designed …Read More.
Government Relations and Legal Updates
2019 Legislative Appreciation DinnerAs 2019 winds down, the state looks to officially convene the 2020 Indiana General Assembly. Your IEC government relations team will unofficially kick things off with the 2019 Appreciation Dinner Nov. 18. This dinner is a time-honored …Read More.
Below are a few highlights of the federal policy initiatives IEC continues to monitor and work with Indiana’s Congressional delegation to resolve: Pension fix NRECA’s pension program was modified by 2014 federal legislation to more accurately represent the program and …Read More.
Grassroots engagement has always been a key driver of electric cooperatives’ successes. Since Boone REMC was first founded in 1935, the consumer-owners of Indiana’s electric cooperatives have played a crucial role in creating the political environment that allows REMCs to …Read More.
To ensure electric cooperatives are best represented in policy decisions at the Indiana General Assembly and in Congress, IEC relies on a lot of different tools. From embracing the strong connections between member cooperatives and the communities they serve to …Read More.
Electric cooperatives have long maintained good stewardship of their members’ financial interests by maintaining not-for-profit, tax-exempt status under IRS regulations. To ensure its 501(c)(12) tax-exempt status is not forfeited, an electric cooperative cannot raise more than 15 percent of its …Read More.
The 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force hosted Oct. 31 what is believed to be its final meeting of 2019. To date, the task force has completed five hearings with another five meetings tentatively planned for the summer and …Read More.
Representatives of member cooperatives and IEC staff met with members of the lieutenant governor’s office and the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to discuss the Next Level Connections broadband grant program. The beginning of the meeting was …Read More.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday two Indiana electric cooperatives and their partner organizations will receive nearly $7 million in grants from the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. The program, in its first phase of awards, is designed to …Read More.