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Kentucky’s 2022 primary results are in

  Kentuckians went to the polls yesterday for the 2022 primary elections to determine party nominees for the general election in November. Primary races on the ballot included the open 3rd Congressional seat, several of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Senate and House seats, Louisville mayor, and Louisville Metro Council seats….

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Louisville Metro Budget, ARPA funding proposals announced

On Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer delivered his twelfth and final budget address to the Metro Council proposing a $1.3 billion budget for Metro Louisville for the upcoming fiscal year. This comes after an announcement from the Mayor and a bi-partisan group of Metro Councilmembers on Tuesday proposing a fourth round…

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UI rate freeze will save Kentucky businesses $130 million in 2022

Recently signed into law by Governor Beshear, House Bill 144 provides continued relief to Kentucky businesses by freezing the unemployment insurance (UI) assessment rates at 2020 levels. Sponsored by Rep. Russell Webber (R-Shepherdsville), a 2021 GLI Most Valuable Policymaker, HB 144 will ease the burden for Kentucky employers who continue…

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General Assembly passes biennial state budget

On the final day before the veto period of the 2022 session, both the House and Senate passed the biennial state budget plan which allocates $31 billion in general fund monies over the next two years. The budget includes record spending in education, a focus on economic development and workforce…

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Greater Louisville Inc. celebrates passage of major state tax reform bill

Louisville, Ky. (March 30, 2022) – Yesterday, the General Assembly passed one of Greater Louisville Inc.’s top legislative priorities of 2022, House Bill 8, which will modernize Kentucky’s tax structure to make the state more competitive in attracting top businesses and talent. Specifically, House Bill 8 will lower the state’s…

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General Assembly passes state tax reform bill

This post was updated on March 30, 2022 to reflect final passage of the House Bill 8. The General Assembly passed an amended version of House Bill 8 to modernize Kentucky’s personal income tax on Tuesday. The original version, sponsored by House Appropriation and Revenue Chair Jason Petrie, lowered the…

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Op-Ed: Solving Louisville’s childcare crisis requires action from public and private sector

This article originally appeared in the Lane Report on March 24, 2022 For most reading this, finding and maintaining a job is straightforward. We get on our computer to submit our resume or application. We get in our car to drive to an interview. We pass the needed background and…

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GLI celebrates passing of HB 500 legalizing private barrel selection in KY distilleries

Today, the General Assembly passed House Bill 500, which lifts previous regulations that prevented distilleries from private barrel selection programs and limited Greater Louisville’s bourbon tourism industry. Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement praising the General Assembly: “Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the General Assembly…

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GLI statement on passage of legislation to increase childhood reading profiency

Senate Bill 9, also known as the “Read to Succeed Act”, has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now heads to the Governor to be signed into law. GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement: “We are thrilled to see Senate Bill 9 pass the…

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GLI statement on House passage of legislation to expand access to child care

Today, the Kentucky House voted to pass House Bill 499 which would expand access to child care for working families in Kentucky. GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement applauding the House: “House Bill 499 is a much-needed step to address the childcare crisis Kentucky is facing…

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