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Key GLI Priorities in Governor Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear delivered his first State of the Commonwealth address this evening to a joint session of the General Assembly. Historically, the State of the Commonwealth has served as an opportunity for Kentucky governors – especially new governors – to highlight major policy initiatives and priorities for the…

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KYGA20: First week wrap-up

The 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly got underway last week on January 7th. This is a 60-day session where legislators will consider and act on the biennial state budget. There were no committee meetings during the week. Legislative activity was confined to the House and Senate Chambers with…

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What you need to know for the 2020 legislative sessions in Frankfort & Indy

With the new year just around the corner, Kentucky and Indiana lawmakers will be heading back to their respective state capitals for the 2020 legislative sessions. 2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year in politics and public policy. More than ever, it will be critical for business and…

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Major GLI wins in year-end federal spending bill

Tucked into Congress’ year-end spending bill were two major GLI federal priorities, both of which stand to have significant impacts on the greater Louisville economy.  On December 20, President Trump signed into law two spending bills that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2020, and, in turn, stave…

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Advocacy into Action: Senate President Robert Stivers Previews #KYGA20

Speaking before a sold-out crowd of business, civic, and community leaders, Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers stressed the need to bridge the Commonwealth’s urban-rural divide and previewed the upcoming 2020 state legislative session.  Stivers’ remarks capped off GLI’s Advocacy into Action event, presented by Ford, on December 17. At…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Releases 2020 State Legislative Agenda

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 17, 2019) – Before a sold-out audience of business, civic, and community leaders, Greater Louisville Inc. released its legislative priorities for the upcoming sessions in both Kentucky and Indiana. The 2020 State Legislative Agenda includes advocacy in Kentucky for city and county government tax reform, public transportation, expanded…

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Op-ed: Recovery through Employment: How Employers Can Help Fight the Substance Use Disorder Crisis

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on December 13, 2019.  Despite welcome changes in public policy, billions of dollars in new funding and programs, and the best intentions of civic and community leaders, America’s substance use disorder crisis rages on. More than 130 people in the United States…

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Statement on Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Legislative Agenda

“GLI applauds Governor Eric Holcomb for his support of a pregnant workers accommodations legislative measure. “We encourage the Indiana General Assembly to advance this legislation in 2020 and allow Indiana to join the other 27 states, including Kentucky, with providing clear and concise language for when employers are and are…

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Op-Ed: Kentucky cities, counties need control over revenue, freedom to create own tax systems

This article first appeared in The Courier-Journal on November 22, 2019. In the business world, crisis tends to pave the way for positive change and transformation; so too, it turns out, for the worlds of government and public policy. Earlier this year, Louisville’s elected leaders found themselves staring down a…

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Op-Ed: Why Association Health Plans are important to growing health care access

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on November 8, 2019. The struggle to provide employees with access to affordable, quality healthcare is a story I hear all too often from small business owners and entrepreneurs. These folks know that offering competitive health care benefits is key to attracting…

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