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February 2021

Join GLI in protecting Kentucky businesses from a state tax increase

Protecting businesses’ bottom line throughout the pandemic and our economic recovery is a key priority for GLI. That’s why we are working to make sure that Kentucky businesses are fully able to deduct expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans, just as they are able to do under federal…

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GLI testifies in support of legislation expanding access to education

This morning, GLI Advocacy staff testified in Frankfort in support legislation to expand access to education and advance racial equity, leading to unanimous passage of the bill by legislators. Before the House Education Committee, GLI Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Charles Aull, voiced the business community’s support for…

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KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021 – Week 3 summary

On its return from the January recess on February 2, the legislature wasted no time in overriding gubernatorial vetoes of seven bills. Override votes were completed in each chamber within a matter of hours. Governor Beshear also wasted no time in challenging the constitutionality of HB 1, SB 1 and…

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Op-ed: 2021 could be a turning point toward a better Kentucky if politicians take bold action

This op-ed first appeared in The Courier Journal on February 4, 2021.  As our state continues reeling from a global pandemic and resulting economic restrictions, the General Assembly faces unprecedented challenges.  It is imperative legislators fulfill their obligation to help our state heal and move forward from a year that…

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Greater Louisville Foundation Announces 2021 Leadership, New Directors

Louisville, Ky. (February 4, 2021) – The Greater Louisville Foundation (GLF) announced its leadership, including a new Vice Chair, as well as two new members that will join its Board of Directors. Matt Thornton, Principal of Thornton Capital, was re-elected Chair of the GLF Board, while Joe Ventura, Chief Legal…

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Kentucky’s 2021 legislative session resumes

The Kentucky General Assembly returned to session today for the remaining 22 days of the 2021 Session. Legislative activity will be intense as the General Assembly deals with significant issues during the pandemic under new procedures and an amended calendar.

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GLI continues push for federal COVID liability protections

GLI is continuing its push to establish federal-level COVID liability protections for businesses. While Congress did not include these critical protections in December’s year-end spending and relief bill, pro-business organization continue to advocate for them in the next federal stimulus package. GLI recently signed on to a coalition letter with…

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Business community commits to equity, funds Greater Louisville Inc. inclusion initiatives

Louisville, Ky. (February 1, 2021) – To address ongoing calls for racial justice throughout the nation, Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) continues to work with the business community to directly address inequities in the region. In an effort to broaden the business community’s role in creating a more equitable community, GLI…

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