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Op-ed: Recovery through Employment: How Employers Can Help Fight the Substance Use Disorder Crisis

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on December 13, 2019.  Despite welcome changes in public policy, billions of dollars in new funding and programs, and the best intentions of civic and community leaders, America’s substance use disorder crisis rages on. More than 130 people in the United States…

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Statement on Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

“GLI applauds Governor Eric Holcomb for his support of a pregnant workers accommodations legislative measure. “We encourage the Indiana General Assembly to advance this legislation in 2020 and allow Indiana to join the other 27 states, including Kentucky, with providing clear and concise language for when employers are and are…

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Op-Ed: Kentucky cities, counties need control over revenue, freedom to create own tax systems

This article first appeared in The Courier-Journal on November 22, 2019. In the business world, crisis tends to pave the way for positive change and transformation; so too, it turns out, for the worlds of government and public policy. Earlier this year, Louisville’s elected leaders found themselves staring down a…

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Op-Ed: Why Association Health Plans are important to growing health care access

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on November 8, 2019. The struggle to provide employees with access to affordable, quality healthcare is a story I hear all too often from small business owners and entrepreneurs. These folks know that offering competitive health care benefits is key to attracting…

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GLI’s 2019 Post-Election Analysis and Results

More than 1.4 million Kentuckians cast ballots in yesterday’s statewide elections for Governor and the Commonwealth’s other constitutional officers. Republicans took or retained control of five offices: Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and Agriculture Commissioner. As of Wednesday afternoon, the race for Governor remains too close to call…

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GLI’s Election Day Guide 2019

On Tuesday, November 5, Kentuckians will cast ballots for the Commonwealth’s constitutional offices. While GLI does not endorse candidates seeking elected office, we strongly urge members of the Greater Louisville business community to vote and be actively engaged in the electoral process. Use the resources in this post to make…

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GLI Event Recap: Broadening the Conversation around K-12 Education

A panel of education experts painted a nuanced picture of the challenges and opportunities shaping public and private K-12 institutions in Greater Louisville at GLI’s Capitol Connection event on October 30.  Presented by Norton Healthcare, the event featured a panel discussion with House Majority Floor Leader Bam Carney, Jefferson County…

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GLI Announces New Regional Land Development Task Force

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 31, 2019) — Greater Louisville Inc. is taking a bold approach to growth by launching the new Regional Land Development Task Force that will bring together a wide range of voices from the business community to think proactively about our region’s land development, redevelopment, and infill needs…

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Kentucky and Indiana hold steady in new business tax climate rankings

Kentucky and Indiana hold steady in new business tax climate rankings released this week, though analysis of both states underscores the need for constant improvement and unemployment insurance reform. Every Fall, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation releases its annual Business Tax Climate Index, which analyzes the business tax climates of all…

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GLI urges congressional support for the Yes in My Backyard Act

GLI recently sent letters to members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation urging their support for legislation aimed at incentivizing local governments to ensure their policies around land development and redevelopment adequately support growth and progress.

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