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GLI Unveils its 2017 Legislative Agenda

12/2/2016 11:53:54 AM

 For Immediate Release:  December 2, 2016

 

In front of a crowd of nearly 200 business leaders and elected officials, Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce - unveiled its 2017 Legislative Agenda Friday, December 2, 2016 at The Olmsted.

 

“GLI will focus on passage of many pro-business priorities that have been long-desired by the business community.  A political seismic shift happened on November 8th, and with that, a renewed opportunity for pro-business priorities to be passed,” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, GLI’s C.O.O., said. 

 

Several of these priorities include Right to Work legislation, comprehensive tax reform, and repeal of prevailing wage laws  GLI will also focus  on two bills already pre-filed for the shortened session of the 2017 General Assembly. Representative Jerry Miller has filed a bill to allow Public Benefit Corporations in Kentucky and a supersedeas bond bill to curb endless appeals that prevent development projects from moving forward. 

 

GLI’s agenda also offers support for equitable charter schools as a remedy to close the widening educational achievement gap across Kentucky.

 

“We must be vigilant to make sure that these programs put every student first and directly address the achievement gap. The most vulnerable students need to be the top priority and we cannot allow them to fall through the cracks,” Davasher-Wisdom said.

 

GLI’s Legislative Agenda is set by its six issue committees, the Public Policy Council, and the Executive Committee, which are comprised of various business leaders and investors in GLI. 

 

“Our Issue Committees and Public Policy Council spent months crafting this agenda to make sure a competitive business environment is created on both sides of the river,” Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, Chair of GLI’s Public Policy Council, said. “There are many opportunities in 2017 to catapult our region forward and we are hopeful to see significant progress in the near future.”

 

To read GLI’s 2017 Legislative Agenda, click here.

 

Media Contact: Alison Brotzge-Elder, abrotzge@greaterlouisville.com; 502-262-0359