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May 2, 2019 9:53am

What you missed at GLI’s Spring 2019 Issue Committee Meetings

GLI’s Spring 2019 issue committee meetings took place last month to begin crafting GLI’s 2019-2020 federal policy priorities. All six of GLI’s issue committees met to debate a range of key federal policy issues impacting our region. These committees include Bi-State, Business Competitiveness, Education & Workforce Development, Environment & Energy, Health Care, and Transportation & Infrastructure.

The first draft of GLI’s 2019-2020 federal priorities that committee members produced in these meetings now heads to GLI’s Public Policy Council and then to the GLI Board of Directors for final approval. The document that eventually emerges from this process will serve as the foundation for GLI’s federal advocacy efforts for the coming year—and 2019 D.C. Fly-In attendees will have the opportunity to hand it directly to GLI’s congressional delegation this summer. The 2018 federal agenda can be seen here.

GLI’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee getting an update on key projects in our region

The Spring committee meetings featured several special guests, who provided updates on key policy issues and answered questions from committee members.

  • Secretary Adam Meier from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services met with our Health Care Committee to talk about the Cabinet’s priorities and to give an update on the Kentucky HEALTH program.
  • Matt Bullock, Chief Engineer for District of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Tony McClellan, Direct of the Seymour District of the Indiana Department of Transportation gave the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee an overview of major projects in the Greater Louisville region.
  • Kentucky State Budget Director John Chilton talked taxes and budget issues with the Business Competitiveness Committee.
  • Congressman Trey Hollingsworth met with the Bi-State Issues Committee to give an update on federal policy initiatives in Washington.
  • Secretary John Tilley from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spoke with our Education and Workforce Development Committee about criminal justice reform.

Secretary John Tilley discussing criminal justice reform with GLI’s Education and Workforce Development Committee

All GLI investors are eligible to serve on an issue committee. Committees except for Environment and Energy meet twice per year: once in the Spring to set GLI’s federal policy priorities and again in the Fall to set GLI’s state policy priorities. The Environment and Energy Committee meets monthly.

Click here to learn more about GLI’s issue committees.