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GLI testifies in support of local government tax reform

In Frankfort this afternoon, GLI expressed the greater Louisville business community’s strong support for local government tax reform. GLI’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy Iris Wilbur Glick testified in favor of House Bill 475, sponsored by House Local Government Chairman Michael Meredith. This legislation would amend the…

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This long, sixty-day budget session of the Kentucky General Assembly passed its midpoint last week and adjourned on Friday with twenty-eight 28 legislative days remaining in the session. As the days dwindle down, activity has increased with the legislative process getting into full swing and many major pieces of legislation…

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City & county tax reform bill filed in the Kentucky House

“Greater Louisville Inc. applauds Representative Michael Meredith’s leadership on a long-time priority for our chamber of commerce. The constitutional amendment proposed by House Bill 475 is necessary to give city and county governments in Kentucky increased flexibility in generating revenues and allow them to develop forward-thinking, business-friendly tax systems to…

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GLI voices support for removing barriers to education for ex-felons

This week in Frankfort, GLI voiced support for legislation that would remove barriers to education for ex-felons in Kentucky. In a letter to lawmakers, GLI pushed for passage of Rep. James Tipton’s House Bill 368, which would remove language in state statute that prohibits individuals with felony convictions from eligibility…

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Op-Ed: How investing in preschool and child care will grow Kentucky’s economy

The article first appeared in The Courier-Journal on February 14, 2020. Policymakers in Frankfort have taken great strides to secure a better future for Kentucky by investing in our children. We have seen improvements to early learning opportunities, reforms to child welfare systems, and increased funding for K-12 education. Policies…

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KYGA20: Sixth week wrap-up

The twenty-eighth legislative day of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2020 long, sixty-day budget session adjourned on Friday. The legislature will not meet on Monday in observance of President’s Day. This week will mark a couple of session milestones:  the 30th legislative day or the halfway point of the session, and…

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GLI-backed bill to address substance use disorder in the workplace filed in the Kentucky State Senate

Over the past year, GLI has collaborated with policymakers and stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth to craft legislation aimed at helping Kentucky employers hire and retain employees with substance use disorders. Senate Bill 173, sponsored by Senator Matt Castlen (R-Owensboro), will support businesses that wish to develop employer-facilitated drug treatment programs…

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How GLI advocates for small businesses

GLI delivered remarks in support of small businesses and Kentucky’s Small Business Development Center (KYSBDC) in Frankfort this afternoon. GLI’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Iris Wilbur Glick, addressed members of the House Committee on Small Business and Information Technology, stressing the importance of funding KYSBDC in…

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Legislation to promote a healthier workforce moving forward in Frankfort

Legislation that will help lead to a healthier regional workforce in greater Louisville is starting to work its way through the Kentucky General Assembly. Passage of this legislation will make our regional workforce more productive and competitive and help improve health outcomes throughout the Commonwealth. 

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GLI testifies in support of workforce development and public transportation

GLI made the case for supporting public transportation and workforce development in greater Louisville this afternoon at a legislative committee hearing in Frankfort. Before a House Budget Review Subcommittee in Frankfort, GLI’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Iris Wilbur Glick, urged legislators to use Kentucky’s portion of the Volkswagen Settlement…

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