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Major expungement bill heads to the governor’s desk

Update on March 26, 2019: Governor Bevin has signed Senate Bill 57 into law. A major expungement bill cleared its final hurdle last night in the legislature and is on its way to the Governor’s office. Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Senator Jimmy Higdon, will increase eligibility for expungement and…

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Tax-reform “clean-up” bill passes the General Assembly

The General Assembly passed a tax-reform “clean-up” bill yesterday that included several pro-business measures and GLI priorities that improve the overall competitiveness of Kentucky’s tax code. The bill, HB 354, is the result of negotiations by a conference committee made up of House and Senate leadership from both sides of…

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Pro-business bills need a push in the final working days of #KYGA19

Only three working days remain in the 2019 legislative session in Frankfort before sine die on March 28. Numerous pro-business bills remain to be passed by the House, and we are encouraging members of the business community to get involved and urge their representatives to act before session ends. Click on…

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What you need to know about tax reform legislation in #KYGA19

A tax-reform “clean-up” bill that has been making its way through the legislature over the past few weeks has been sent to a conference committee made up of House and Senate leadership from both sides of the aisle in the General Assembly. Committee members are charged with hashing out the…

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GLI urges balanced approach on Louisville’s budget shortfall

This post first appeared in the Courier-Journal on February 27, 2019. After several years of forward progress, our city finds itself experiencing a stress test, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Recession — $65 million in additional pension expense phased in over the next four years. It’s an…

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Key GLI-backed expungement bills advance in Frankfort

Two key pieces of legislation that would make major improvements to Kentucky’s expungement laws and help to develop and grow the Commonwealth’s workforce are advancing through the General Assembly. Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Senator Jimmy Higdon, passed the Senate 35-2 this afternoon. House Bill 159, sponsored by Representative Jason Petrie,…

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Op-Ed: Infrastructure Investment is Key to Economic Growth

This post first appeared in The Bottom Line on February 26, 2019. Kentucky is in a prime spot — within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. That makes the Commonwealth a key site for industries needing to transport products across the country. In fact, University of Kentucky…

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Senate Bill 7 restores Kentucky’s Arbitration Agreement Law

GLI has joined with business and civic groups from throughout the Commonwealth to voice support for restoring Kentucky’s arbitration law. As a result of a sweeping state supreme court decision in October 2018, Kentucky became the only state in the country to prohibit employers’ use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a…

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GLI urges Louisville Metro Caucus Legislators to support infrastructure funding

In a letter yesterday, GLI urged members of the Louisville Metro Caucus to support House Bill 517, a key bill that could pave the way for the future of infrastructure in our region. The bill provides for a much-needed increase in funding for infrastructure projects in the Commonwealth and finally…

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Senate Bill 147 cuts red tape for contractors and nonprofits

An important piece of legislation in the State Senate would make a slight adjustment to state law but have a big, positive impact on the construction industry and nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. Senate Bill 147, sponsored Senate Appropriations & Revenue Chairman Chris McDaniel, would allow a nonprofit’s exemption from the state…

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