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Final stretch of the Kentucky 2021 legislative session

The General Assembly entered the stretch drive of the 2021 Session last week, the last five-day work week of this session. When adjournment came on Friday there were only 6 legislative days remaining to wrap up legislative business for this session.

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GLI advocates for extending the Paycheck Protection Program deadline

Advocating for the Paycheck Protection Program has been a persistent and critical priority for GLI throughout the pandemic. This has included advocacy for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act passed by Congress last year and allowing businesses to deduct expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans in at the federal level…

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Bill to support successful reentry passes House committee

A bill aiming to support successful reentry into society and the workforce for Kentuckians leaving prison advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. House Bill 497, sponsored by Representative Kim Moser, would establish a certificate of employability program for eligible inmates in Kentucky prisons to encourage second-chance employment…

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KY Senate advances COVID liability protections for businesses

Yesterday evening, the Kentucky State Senate passed legislation that would establish an important layer of liability protections for businesses from COVID related lawsuits. This is critical to ensuring Kentucky’s economic recovery is not slowed down by a wave of frivolous lawsuits.

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GLI advocates for small businesses in Frankfort

GLI advocated on behalf of regional small businesses in Frankfort this morning. Testifying before the House Small Business & Information Technology Committee, GLI President & CEO Sarah Davasher-Wisdom stressed the importance of small businesses to Greater Louisville’s economy and noted the critical role that small business owners and sole proprietors…

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GLI Reacts to Kentucky General Assembly’s Advancement of Three Policy Priorities

Today, the Kentucky Senate passed SB 10 and the House of Representatives passed HB 25 and HB 278. GLI President and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom issued the below statements: HB 25 Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the Kentucky House of Representatives for passing House Bill 25 which will expand eligibility for the…

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A statement from GLI on proposed West Louisville TIF legislation

A statement from GLI President & CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom on proposed West Louisville TIF legislation “GLI continues to support investment in West Louisville neighborhoods, recognizing it is a critical piece of creating equitable economic opportunities for generating wealth and mobility in our region. GLI applauds the bi-partisan group of legislators who…

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Indiana passes bill protecting businesses from COVID lawsuits

The Indiana General Assembly has sent a bill to Governor’s Eric Holcomb’s office that would provide civil liability protections for businesses from COVID related lawsuits. GLI strongly supported this legislation, working with a coalition of business organizations throughout the state and urging Hoosier lawmakers from the Greater Louisville region to…

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2021 could be a turning point toward a better Kentucky if politicians take bold action

This editorial was originally published in the Courier-Journal As our state continues reeling from a global pandemic and resulting economic restrictions, the General Assembly faces unprecedented challenges.  It is imperative legislators fulfill their obligation to help our state heal and move forward from a year that has harmed Kentuckians physically,…

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Join GLI in protecting Kentucky businesses from a state tax increase

Protecting businesses’ bottom line throughout the pandemic and our economic recovery is a key priority for GLI. That’s why we are working to make sure that Kentucky businesses are fully able to deduct expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans, just as they are able to do under federal…

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