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April 2020

Exploring the Renewal Task Force, More Events and Other Updates

Dear Friends, Recently, GLI announced the formation of a Renewal Task Force. This group, chaired by Kerry Stemler, has been brought together to discuss the latest information on aspects of the COVID-19 response, including testing, PPE, funding for small business, and re-opening strategies for the economy. Based on the information shared,…

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Kentucky releases UI Employer Handbook for COVID-19

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet has released an unemployment insurance employer handbook for COVID-19. Policymakers have implemented numerous changes to Kentucky’s unemployment insurance system, while at the same time many employers with minimal experience with the UI system are finding themselves needing to navigate it for the first time….

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GLI Urges Lawmakers to Further Support Minority-Owned Businesses with Additional Funding

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Guest Post: Kentucky Delays 2020 Real Property Tax Appeal Period for All Counties

In most years, Kentucky’s annual two-week period to appeal values for real property tax purposes starts the first week of May and extends for thirteen (13) days (known as the open inspection period).  If a property owner misses this two-week window, they are shut-out from challenging the value of the…

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GLI advocates for regulatory flexibility for businesses during COVID-19

To ensure that businesses throughout greater Louisville are able to cope with the broad and often unpredictable demands of the COVID-19 crisis and protect public health, GLI is advocating for regulatory flexibility for businesses when it comes to environmental compliance. In a letter to the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control…

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Kentucky announces framework for reopening the economy

On Friday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear outlined a framework for reopening the Commonwealth’s economy. Governor Beshear expalined that Kentucky’s plan largely mirrors steps recommended by the White House from earlier in the week. “We believe our approach is very much in line with the White House. The plan put out…

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Economic reopening plans begin to take shape

As the COVID-19 crisis continues in greater Louisville and throughout the country, policymakers have begun developing potential road maps for re-opening segments of the economy. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that the Commonwealth has joined a partnership with several Midwestern states to coordinate reopening efforts. In addition, the White House…

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Updates on federal loans for small businesses

Available funds for two key COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses – the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – have reportedly been exhausted. The news underscores the demand for the program and highlights the need for additional funding.

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Kentucky Announces Healthcare Partnership, First Task Force Meeting, Funding Alternatives & More Updates

Dear Friends, GLI’s COVID-19 Renewal Task Force convened for the first time today and I am excited to announce that Kerry Stemler of K.M. Stemler Co., Inc. has agreed to chair the initiative. I’ve been asked a few times why this initiative is called the “Renewal” Task Force. The term “renewal” means “to…

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Ambassador Spotlight: Eric Shadowens

Name: Eric Shadowens Title: Senior Tax Manager Company: DMLO CPAs How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? About 6 months What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? I’ve never been a great networker and have said you’ll likely find me hiding behind the fake plants in…

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