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GLI joins business coalition on PFAS regulations

GLI has joined a coalition of national, state, and local organizations encouraging Congress to take a measured and fully-informed approach to regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. These substances are a class of synthetic chemicals that have been in use in the United States since the 1940s and can…

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Give us your feedback on the Sherman Minton Renewal Project

The Sherman Minton Bridge is an iconic feature of the Greater Louisville landscape. Since the 1960s, it has served as a vital link connecting our region across the Ohio River. Everyday, 90,000 drivers use the bridge. These include business owners, workers, customers, truck drivers, tourists, regular commuters, and more.  Because…

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Op-ed: Skilled-workers law would be a boon for Kentucky businesses

Earlier this year in a speech discussing immigration, former President George W. Bush declared Americans need to “dial down the rhetoric, put politics aside and modernize our immigration laws.” The Kentucky business community agrees. Kentucky businesses know we need to get past the rhetoric and divisiveness of the issue and…

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KY Supreme Court preserves key provision in GLI-backed workers’ comp reform legislation

The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a ruling last week that preserves a key element of GLI-backed legislation which has already resulted in savings for Greater Louisville businesses. 

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GLI voices opposition to further caps on refugee resettlement

GLI sent letters to Cabinet officials in the White House, opposing further limitations on the number of refugees allowed to be resettled in the United States.  “Employers in our region are deeply concerned about the Administration’s recent proposal to reduce refugee admissions into the United States. Any reduction to the…

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Gear up for GLI’s Fall 2019 Issue Committee Meetings and the 2020 legislative sessions

With the end of summer around the corner, it is time to begin preparing for GLI’s Fall 2019 Issue Committee meetings and to start thinking about the 2020 legislative sessions in Frankfort and Indianapolis.

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What you missed at GLI’s 2019 DC Fly In

Early in the morning on July 9, GLI led a group of regional business leaders representing an array of different industries to Washington, D.C., for a two-day trip to advocate for the Greater Louisville business community’s most pressing federal priorities. The 2019 GLI D.C. Fly In, presented by Kindred Healthcare,…

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New laws in Kentucky going into effect on June 27th

It’s been close to 90 days since Kentucky’s 2019 legislative session ended, which means many of the bills passed by lawmakers will soon go into effect. The Kentucky Constitution provides that the default effective date for new laws is 90 days after session adjournment unless the legislature specifies an effective…

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Kentucky’s new pregnant workers law – what employers need to know

Kentucky’s new pregnant workers law is set to go into effect on June 27. GLI worked diligently in the 2019 regular session in Frankfort to pass this important legislation, which provides clarity for employers and employees alike and will help support women in Kentucky’s workforce. With GLI’s support, the Kentucky…

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GLI voices support for the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act

GLI is urging members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation to support legislation that would further delay implementation of the Health Insurance Tax, also known as HIT. This tax was one of several imposed by the Affordable Care Act to fund many of the law’s programs. Congress has successfully delayed…

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