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September 17, 2018 3:17pm

Top State Policymakers meet with GLI issue committees

With a little more than 100 days until the start of the 2019 sessions in Frankfort and Indianapolis, GLI is deep into our planning process for next year—vetting and debating issues and strategizing on how to continue building on our successes in 2018 and 2017. A key part of that process is the convening our six issue advisory committees: 

  • Bi-State Issues 
  • Business Competitiveness
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Energy and Environment
  • Health Care
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

Over the past several weeks, GLI’s issue advisory committees have held meetings to lay the groundwork for our 2019 legislative priorities. Guided by the leadership of their chairs and co-chairs, these committees formally initiate GLI’s public policy vetting process by preparing a first draft of our legislative agenda. The next step in the process is the GLI Public Policy Council, which is currently scheduled to vet and approve the draft agenda in October. The final step is approval from the GLI Board of Directors in November. After that, we go to print. Click here to see GLI’s 2018 State Legislative Agenda.

Secretary Greg Thomas speaking with GLI’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

To help frame conversations and debates on public policy issues impacting our region, we have had help from some top policymakers in Kentucky and Indiana, who took the time to brief our issue committees and answer important questions:

  • Josh Benton, Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
  • Kristi Putnam, Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Bryan Sunderland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Legislation in the Governor’s Office
  • Greg Thomas, Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Indiana Representatives Ed Clere and Karen Engleman

Keep an eye out for more information on GLI’s 2019 State Legislative Agenda in the coming months. Also, if you’re not already a member of a GLI Issue Committee, now is as good a time as any to get involved. All GLI investors are eligible to serve on a committee. Service generally requires two meetings per year (in the Fall and Spring) + responding to email communications. Email us at GovernmentAffairs2@greaterlouisville.com to learn more.