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KY General Assembly passes final revenue and tax bill

Late Thursday night, Kentucky lawmakers passed House Bill 360, a revenue bill containing technical corrections to last year’s tax reform legislation and new tax provisions for the state. Sponsored by House Appropriations & Revenue Chair Jason Petrie, HB 360 moved late in the 30-day short session, passing just hours before…

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GLI reacts to passage of KY Senate Bill 150

Following the General Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 150, Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, released the following statement: “Greater Louisville Inc. is extremely disappointed to see the General Assembly pass Senate Bill 150, which includes language from House Bill 470 that hurts our LGBTQ+ community. We have…

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GLI Statement on Kentucky House Bill 200

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, released the following statement after the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 200 to address the ongoing healthcare worker shortage: “The passing of House Bill 200 signifies an important step in addressing the critical shortage of workers in the healthcare industries across…

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Revenue bill passes KY House

On Wednesday, a revenue bill containing clarifications and fixes to Kentucky’s tax code passed the House. Sponsored by Appropriations & Revenue Chair Jason Petrie (R-Elkton), House Bill 360 includes clean-up from last year’s sweeping tax reform legislation, House Bill 8, and GLI priorities regarding the state and local tax (SALT)…

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Sports wagering bill advances in KY House

On Wednesday, House Bill 551 legalizing retail and online sports betting in Kentucky, unanimously passed the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee. Sponsored by Rep. Michael Meredith (R-Oakland) and Rep. Al Gentry (D-Louisville), HB 551 will regulate and tax sports wagering, adding an estimated $23 million in annual revenue…

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GLI opposes FTC rule to ban non-compete agreements

GLI joined a coalition led by the U.S. Chamber in opposing the proposed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule that would ban almost all employer non-compete agreements across the country.  This sweeping proposal represents a stark change in regulation for non-competes, which would overturn well-established state laws governing their use. What…

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Bill reforming persistent felony offender law considered in KY Senate

A bill reforming Kentucky’s persistent felony offender (PFO) laws passed the Senate Judiciary committee last week.  Senate Bill 225, sponsored by Sen. Brandon Storm (R-London), narrowly reforms current laws to reduce mandatory enhancement sentencing for certain non-violent offenders. PFO laws provide prosecutors with the option of enhanced sentencing for a…

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Bill banning gray machines considered in KY House

House Bill 594 banning gray machines was heard in committee and considered on the House floor before being tabled on Friday. Sponsored by Rep. Killian Timoney (R-Nicholasville), HB 594 provides clarity around these coin-operated video games with cash payouts that have popped up in gas stations and bars across Kentucky…

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Op-Ed: Congress takes important step to support employers and women in the workforce

This article originally appeared in Louisville Business First on March 1, 2023 In the tight race for top talent, a strong company culture that supports employees has never been more important. As the costs of maintaining and recruiting talent continue to rise, removing barriers to work is critical for any…

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GLI Statement on KY House Bill 470

Greater Louisville Inc. issued the following statement after the Kentucky House passed House Bill 470: “GLI is concerned by the advancement of House Bill 470 by the Kentucky House, and several other bills that have been filed to target LGBTQ+ populations. To maintain a thriving economy, we must create policies…

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