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January 5, 2017 11:57pm

Perennial GLI Issues Clear Hurdle


A first in Kentucky’s history, the State House of Representatives has passed Right-To-Work (HB 1) and prevailing wage repeal (HB 3) legislation. These have been perennial issues on GLI’s legislative agenda for years and we congratulate the House legislative body on this monumental occasion.

HB 1 allows an employee to decide if they would like to join a union at their place of employment. HB 3 would remove government-determined wages on construction projects, which will lower the cost of state construction projects, saving taxpayer dollars. Both pieces of legislation, sponsored by Speaker Jeff Hoover, show a strong commitment to job creation, talent attraction, and accelerating the economy of our Commonwealth.

GLI applauds the Kentucky House for passing House bills 1 and 3.  We look forward to swift passage in the Kentucky State Senate in the upcoming days, and then onward to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

To see all of the bills GLI is tracking this legislative session, click here.