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GLI to congress: Give businesses more flexibility with PPP loan forgiveness

In a letters to the greater Louisville congressional delegation, GLI urged Congress to give businesses more flexibility in how their Paycheck Protection Program loans can be forgiven. “Due to causes outside of their control, many PPP recipients in our region have expressed grave uncertainty about whether they will meet the…

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New Employer Guidance: reporting employee return to work dates

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet has released new guidance for employers bringing employees back to work. Employers can now use the KEWES website to report employee return to work dates without Cabinet staff assistance. The Cabinet says this is the most efficient method of notifying state officials that…

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Kentucky releases reopening guidance for child care providers

Kentucky has now released reopening guidance for child care centers. Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander outlined the guidance in a press conference on May 21, noting, “Child care is one of the areas we know is critical to reopening the economy. It is critical to parents…

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GLI urges Congress to take action to prioritize the child care sector

In a letter to greater Louisville’s congressional delegation, GLI stressed the need for the federal government to prioritize the child care sector as our regional economy begins to reopen. “In this pivotal moment in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that we take every step necessary to…

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Kentucky Primary Election Preview

Legislative elections take place this year for Kentucky’s General Assembly, with all 100 House seats and half (19) of Senate seats up for election in November. The COVID-19 pandemic has required many changes, including how and when Kentuckians will cast their vote in the primary election. Originally scheduled for May…

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GLI announces 2020 Legislative Outcomes and Most Valuable Policymakers

GLI’s 2020 Legislative Outcomes report details the major wins for businesses from this year’s sessions in Frankfort and Indianapolis and highlights the region’s Most Valuable Policymakers. “The 2020 sessions presented us with unprecedented and unexpected challenges in advocating for the business community’s needs. However, despite the onset of a global…

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Loan forgiveness applications now available for Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration has released the application form and instructions for businesses to apply for loan forgiveness if they received a Paycheck Protection Program loan. In a press release, SBA stated that additional guidance and regulations would be forthcoming. Click here to access the application and instructions. In addition,…

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(Updated) New guidance on Paycheck Protection Program loans issued

The federal government has issued guidance providing increased certainty and clarity for small businesses that have received a loan through the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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Kentucky State Budget Outlook

The conclusion of the 2020 legislative session would, under normal circumstances, be followed by the interim session beginning in June and running through November. During the interim, legislative committees meet jointly every month and discuss issues that are likely to be addressed during the next session of the General Assembly….

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(UPDATED) More business reopening plans announced for Kentucky

UPDATE: On May 10, Kentucky released revised minimum requirements for businesses to follow, starting on May 11.  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced more reopening plans for businesses in the Commonealth as part of Kentucky’s Healthy at Work initiative. The Governor had previously announced that a number of different industries would…

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