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Latest News from GLI Advocacy

Kentucky’s business tax climate continues to improve

Kentucky’s business tax climate has officially moved into the top 20 most competitive in the nation, according to a new report by the Tax Foundation. The improved ranking reflects progress in reforming Kentucky’s tax code with measures backed by GLI. 

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Updated Kentucky expungement guides now available

For Kentuckians seeking to have criminal records expunged and remove barriers to work, education, training, and housing, updated guidebooks that incorporate recent legislation backed by GLI are now available.

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GLI-backed workers’ comp reform bill continues lowering costs for employers

A GLI-backed workers’ compensation reform bill continues to have a positive impact on Kentucky’s economy by lowering costs for regional employers.

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GLI releases Racial Equity Agenda

Building an inclusive economy with equal opportunity for all hinges on advancing racial equity in all aspects of society and addressing the damage caused by systemic racism. As the chamber of commerce for the Greater Louisville region, GLI will continue to advocate for public policies that will move our community…

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Op-ed: The goal of racial equity demands immediate action

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on October 15, 2020. As our community continues processing last month’s grand jury announcement, many are rightly asking, where does Louisville go from here? It is hard to look ahead when our city is in need of so much healing, but the…

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Funding secured for public transportation in Greater Louisville

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced $4.7 million in new funding for the Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Greater Louisville’s public transportation service provider. Securing these funds to help support mobility and workforce participation was a major GLI priority in the 2020 legislative session in Frankfort.

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New PPP Forgiveness Applications announced for small businesses

Small businesses can now access a simpler application for having their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven. The U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury announced the new applications for loans of $50,000 or less yesterday. More information can be found in the link below. The Small Business Administration began processing…

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Why GLI supports the JCPS tax plan to improve education

This article first appeared in The Courier Journal on October 6, 2020.  A thriving public education system that excels at cultivating exceptional homegrown talent in all corners of our community is not only what Louisville deserves but what our city needs for a successful future. More than ever, during these…

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More funding available through Metro Louisville’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Louisville Forward has announced that the city has received an additional $6.4 million for its Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program. According to a press release, the program has granted $19.7 million of the initial $21 million in funds to 560 Louisville businesses impacted by the pandemic. The city announced…

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Indiana enters final phase of economic reopening plan

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that the Hoosier State will soon be moving into the fifth and final stage of its reopening process, which includes allowing bars and restaurants to operate at full capacity. Social distancing guidelines and the statewide masking requirements will remain in place.

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