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March 2016

Legislative Update: Four Days Left

Only four legislative days remaining in the 2016 Session of the General Assembly; here is what you need to know: LIFT needs your support! – GLI’s number one legislative priority is passage of legislation allowing for the Local Investments for Transformation. House Bill 2, a constitutional amendment allowing for LIFT,…

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Legislative Update: Senate Passes Budget Revisions

Lawmakers are looking to finish their work on the budget by next Tuesday to preserve their ability to override any gubernatorial vetoes. After receiving the House’s budget just one week ago, today the Senate passed their version of the state’s next biennial budget. The Senate budget more closely resembles the Governor…

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All-In for Kentucky’s Signature Industries

By Kent Oyler, President & CEO Horses, bourbon, healthcare, autos, global restaurant companies.  These are amongst Kentucky’s signature industries, where our companies lead the nation and we take pride in their success.  But what are we doing to protect these industries, promote them and make it as easy as possible…

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Legislative Update: And Down the Stretch They Come

Nine Days Left – This week is the last full week of the 2016 General Assembly regular session, as legislators have used 51 of their 60 allotted legislative days. The current schedule has them in session all of this week and two days next week, March 28 & 29, for…

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House budget passes. Here’s what’s in it.

The House passed their version of the state’s next two-year spending plan last night. Below are the key points of interest for GLI: Increased Funding for Pensions One of the top issues for GLI during the 2016 session is shoring up the unfunded liabilities in the state’s teacher and public…

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Action Alert: Keep Our Exports Competitive

With more than $10 billion in exports, the Greater Louisville region ranks in the top 25 metropolitan areas in international trade. In order to keep our exports competitive in the global market, currency rules must be included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The petition drive is supported by…

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March Madness: Budget Edition

Five things you need to know about This Week in Frankfort: Democrats Retain Majority in House – Democrats went into Tuesday controlling the House 50-46 with four open seats that could have changed the balance of power in the House. Voters went to the polls Tuesday in special elections to…

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Help LIFT Pass the House Today!

GLI has been a big supporter of Local Investments for Transformation (LIFT) Kentucky, a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow local citizens an up-or-down vote on the funding of fixed infrastructure projects and costs at the city and county level. House Bill 2 is a bipartisan measure sponsored by House…

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The Key to Future Growth? TAX REFORM

By: Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategy Each legislative session has at least one or two major policy issues that underlie most discussions.  The 2016 Kentucky General Assembly session seems to have found its focal point in pension reform, and its close relative, the biennial budget….

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In Kentucky, Entrepreneurs Can Double Their Money…

with Kentucky’s unparalleled 100% state-level match for SBIR and STTR grant funds. As Thomas Friedman noted in his recent New York Times column, Louisville is increasingly seen as a national model of a burgeoning start-up community that is outside the influence of Silicon Valley. Our region’s entrepreneurs leverage local corporate…

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