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U.S. House weighs infrastructure and reconciliation bills in pivotal week

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider several key bills including the bi-partisan Infrastructure bill and the sweeping reconciliation proposal. Despite attempts from some Congressional Democrats to couple the votes on these two bills, House Leadership has indicated that the vote on the infrastructure bill will move forward…

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GLI Issues Statement on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate

Greater Louisville Inc.’s president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees.

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GLI’s Advocacy Efforts During Kentucky’s Special Session

After three busy and chaotic days, the General Assembly completed their work and adjourned late Thursday night for the 2021 Special Legislative Session. Kentucky lawmakers sent four bills to Governor Beshear, two of which he vetoed and two that he signed. The General Assembly quickly voted to override those vetoes…

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Special session to address COVID to begin Tuesday

After more than a week of speculation and negotiation, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear called the General Assembly back into a special session beginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7. The special session will specifically address the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Commonwealth sees surging infection rates and hospitalizations….

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Infrastructure Bill Advances in U.S. House of Representatives

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by requiring a stand-alone vote on the Senate-passed bill by no later than September 27th.  The bill was originally tied to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package which would impose massive tax…

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Infrastructure Bill Passes U.S. Senate in Bi-Partisan Vote

On Tuesday afternoon, the US Senate passed the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that would provide much-needed improvement to our nation’s roads and bridges. The legislation represents the largest federal investment for infrastructure projects in more than a decade and drew bi-partisan support in a 69-30 vote. The…

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IRS Expands Employer Tax Credit to Encourage Vaccinations

With the Delta variant spreading rapidly across the U.S. and here in Greater Louisville, it has never been more important to get vaccinated. Over the past several months, GLI has encouraged businesses to offer incentives to employees and patrons to get vaccinated – whether it be time off, a bonus,…

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New Kentucky Laws Take Effect

More than 20 new laws went into effect in Kentucky last week, 90 days following the adjournment of the General Assembly. That includes many of GLI’s legislative priorities that  passed during the 2021 session. Below is a list of some of those key priorities that took effect on June 29th,…

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What’s in the Metro Council budget?

Following a year of unprecedented calls for change and rising crime trends,  Metro Council passed a $1.04 Billion budget on a 24-2 vote. The budget is boosted by funding from the American Rescue Plan and included many GLI priorities including addressing public safety, violence intervention, infrastructure improvements and deferred maintenance….

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GLI Statement on Louisville Metro Budget

GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement regarding last night’s passage of the Louisville Metro budget. “GLI applauds Louisville Metro Council and Mayor Fischer for creating and passing a budget that prioritizes our community’s economic recovery and will allow our region to move forward and rebuild stronger…

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