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January 2019

Field is set for 2019 statewide elections

The filing deadline for candidates to run in the 2019 primary elections for statewide offices in Kentucky closed yesterday. Six key offices are up for election this year, including Governor/Lt. Gov., Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Agriculture Commissioner, and Treasurer as well as a handful of judicial seats….

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How GLI is working to cultivate a healthier workforce

Cultivating a healthy regional workforce is one of GLI’s top policy priorities in both Kentucky and Indiana. This is one of many factors that would allow current businesses in our region to expand and encourage prospective employers seeking a competitive workforce to open new operations in Greater Louisville. But an…

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GLI urges a “bold, all-of-the-above strategy” on pension reform

GLI submitted a letter to the Public Pensions Working Group this afternoon, encouraging the Group to pursue a “bold, all-of-the-above strategy” to find a comprehensive and sustainable solution to Kentucky’s pension crisis. “Some suggest an array of different structural reforms with varying degrees of impact. Others propose new sources of…

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GLI Board Welcomes New Executive Committee and Board Members

Louisville, Ky. – Greater Louisville Inc. held its annual business meeting Tuesday, welcoming 16 new business and community leaders to serve on its Board of Directors and electing its 2019 Executive Committee.   Mike Ash, Regional President-Kentucky of Fifth Third Bank, was elected Chairman of Greater Louisville, Inc. He succeeds…

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GLI joins coalition urging an end to the government shutdown

GLI joined a coalition of more than 300 business groups from across the country in calling for an end to the government shutdown. In a letter from January 17, the U.S. Chamber-led coalition urged Congress and White House to “immediately take steps to restore the full operation of the federal…

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Key GLI Priorities mentioned in Mayor Fischer’s State of the City Address

Mayor Greg Fischer delivered his 2019 State of the City Address at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. Fischer won election to a third term in November 2018. His speech touched on a wide range of different issues and themes, including the economic progress the city has seen in…

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NLC legislation on the move in Indiana

A key GLI bi-state and health care priority is on the move in Indianapolis. With testimony in support by GLI, legislation admitting Indiana into the Nurse Licensure Compact passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services on Wednesday.  The Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC, is an…

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New legislative working group formed to address Kentucky’s pension crisis

Legislative leadership in the Kentucky General Assembly announced a new working group charged with reviewing and analyzing the state’s multi-billion dollar public pension crisis. According to a press release, the group is expected to make recommendations to the legislature by February 15, though it also has the option of requesting…

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State Senate passes GLI-backed legislation to improve local school governance

Though we are only four days into the 2019 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, GLI priority legislation is already on the move. Earlier today, the Senate voted 23-13 in favor of Senate Bill 3 (SB3). This legislation makes several important changes to school based decision making councils that…

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GLI AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Wende Cosby

  Title: AVP, Business Development Manager Company: Republic Bank How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? 1 year What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? I thoroughly enjoy meeting all the different people in our community.  The connections I have made have given me the opportunity…

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