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Greater Louisville Inc., Ready for K Alliance celebrate passage of ordinance to expand childcare capacity

Louisville, Ky. (March 17, 2022) – Following more than a year of acute workforce challenges due to reduced child care options, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Ready for K Alliance celebrated Louisville Metro Council unanimously passing an ordinance that will increase child care capacity through changes to the city’s land…

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Greater Louisville Inc. releases results from Mayoral, Metro Council candidate surveys

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAYORAL RESPONSES. CLICK HERE TO VIEW METRO COUNCIL RESPONSES. Louisville, Ky. (March 17, 2022) – Today, Greater Louisville Inc. released the results of a comprehensive survey sent to all candidates running in upcoming local elections. More than 40 total major party candidates running for Mayor and…

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GLI statement on advancement of legislation to expand KEES program

Yesterday, the Kentucky Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 163, which includes provisions to expand KEES eligibility to those with certain felony records. GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement applauding the Senate: “Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the Senate for passing Senate Bill 163 which will expand…

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GLI applauds House for passing HB 197

House Bill 197, related to streamlining the process for homeless individuals to obtain identification, passed the House of Representatives unanimously and now heads to the Senate. Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement: “Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the Kentucky House of Representatives for passing House…

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Private barrel selections bill passes KY House

The Kentucky House passed House Bill 500 which allows distillers to sell private barrel selections directly to consumers on Friday. Sponsored by House Majority Whip Chad McCoy (R-50), HB 500 clarifies the legality of private barrel selections and creates parity with wineries and breweries. The bill passed the House after…

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KY Senate Passes Biennial Budget Bill

The Senate passed their version of the state’s biennial budget, which was an amended version of House Bill 1, on Wednesday. The proposed $150 billion budget proposal includes funds for state employee raises, school needs, and pension obligations. The Senate version leaves $1.75 billion in Kentucky’s rainy-day fund and includes…

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Unemployment insurance reform bill passes General Assembly

The General Assembly gave final passage to sweeping unemployment insurance reforms on Tuesday. House Bill 4, sponsored by Rep. Russell Webber (R-26), is intended to modernize several key parts of the current benefit program to support laid-off workers and encourage rapid re-employment. Key parts of the bill include: Increasing the…

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HB 499 – Employer Child Care Assistance Program

In February, Representative Samara Heavrin (R-Leitchfield) introduced House Bill 499, which would establish the Employer Child Care Assistance Program. This public-private partnership would address the affordability of childcare, which is a major barrier to workforce participation for many families and would help employers to attract and retain talent by allowing…

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GLI applauds House A&R Committee for passing HB 8

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement following Kentucky’s House Appropriations and Revenue Committee passing House Bill 8, a top GLI priority: “We are excited to see House Bill 8, which will address GLI’s top legislative priority of comprehensive tax reform, pass out of the…

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US CHAMBER OUTLOOK: IMPLICATIONS OF RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE

This information appeared in a US Chamber newsletter on Friday, February 23, 2022. “International order is like oxygen—we don’t notice it until it’s not there.” – Dr. Richard Haass   Russia’s unprovoked war What we are witnessing in Eastern Europe is a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It…

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