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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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House files state tax modernization bill

Earlier today, House Appropriations and Revenue Chair Jason Petrie filed House Bill 8, which would lower the state’s 5% income tax incrementally over a period of years until it is eliminated. The first decrease would reduce the income tax rate an entire percentage point to 4% on January 1, 2023. The…

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GLI Statement on Louisville Metro child care zoning changes

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement on the Louisville Metro Council’s ordinance regarding child care zoning regulations, which passed the Metro Council Planning & Zoning Committee on Tuesday. “GLI applauds the Metro Council’s planning and zoning committee for its passage of legislation to make…

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GLI statement on KY Senate Bill 10

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement on Kentucky Senate Bill 10, which passed out of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee on Wednesday: “Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to support Senate Bill 10 which will address the chronic nursing workforce shortage in Kentucky. SB…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Brings Business Leaders to Frankfort for Advocacy Day  

Louisville, Ky. (February 17, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. brought 50 local business leaders to Frankfort for its annual Advocacy Day presented by Charter Communications. Advocacy Day brings GLI members to the Kentucky State Capitol each year to advocate for top policy priorities and have open discussion with legislators about…

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GLI applauds House committee for passing local tax reform bill

Earlier today, the Kentucky House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee passed House Bill 475, which is a top priority for GLI during the 2022 session. Vice president of government affairs and communications, Shelby Williams Somervell, joined the bill sponsor and other supporters to testify in support of the…

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Local tax flexibility bill introduced

Last week, Rep. Michael Meredith (R-21), introduced House Bill 475, which would be the first step in allowing local governments flexibility on their taxing structure to create forward-thinking, business friendly tax systems.  Local tax reform is a one of GLI’s top priorities for the 2022 session. Currently, local governments are…

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