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July 2020

New COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants in Kentucky

Following a mask mandate and a new travel advisory earlier this month, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants in response to rising COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.

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What might Congress’ next Coronavirus relief bill look like?

Talks in Washington about a fourth Coronavirus relief bill are beginning to gain traction – as the economy shows mixed signs of progress and states experience spikes in COVID-19 cases. Congress has so far passed three significant pieces of legislation in response to the pandemic, including the Families First Coronavirus…

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Indiana Governor issues statewide mask mandate

As of July 27, 2020, Hoosiers will be required to wear face coverings in most public settings under a new Executive Order announced by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced a mandatory mask order for the Commonwealth earlier this month.

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Ambassador Spotlight: Landon Wade

Name: Landon Wade Title: Proprietor / Owner Company: Goodson Clothing & Supply Co. How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? Going on 7 years now! What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? I love meeting people and staying connected around town with what is going on….

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers need to know

With parts of the economy restarting while many child care centers are operating at limited capacity and schools utilizing remote learning, employers are strongly encouraged to refamiliarize themselves with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The law was one of Congress’ initial legislative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic back…

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Kentucky announces new travel advisory

In light of rising COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and other parts of the country, Governor Andy Beshear announced a new travel advisory for Kentuckians. Individuals coming back from or visiting from states with a 15 percent or higher COVID positivity rate are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Op-Ed: GLI urges Congress to provide a fourth coronavirus stimulus package

This op-ed was first published by Louisville Business First on July 16, 2020.  Earlier this month, national economic data showed the second consecutive month of unexpected job growth and increased employment amidst the global pandemic of Covid-19. This is excellent news, but it comes with caveats: millions remain unemployed, businesses…

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KY Governor Beshear issues mandatory masking executive order

UPDATED ON JULY 10 AT 2:56 PM Kentuckians will now be required to wear masks in most public situations under a new Executive Order issued by Governor Andy Beshear this afternoon. The Executive Order can be read here and an accompanying emergency regulation here. The order goes into effect on…

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New state laws going into effect in Greater Louisville

Numerous new laws are going into effect in Kentucky this month as a result of legislation passed in the 2020 state legislative session in Frankfort. The bills below go into effect on July 15. In addition, an important change to Indiana’s tax code took effect at the start of this…

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GLI-backed USMCA trade deal goes into effect today

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, goes into effect today. This major international trade deal has been a top priority for GLI because of the importance of trade to Greater Louisville’s regional economy. As a manufacturing and logistics hub, access to international markets and certainty for businesses when it comes…

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