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GLI testifies in support of legislation expanding access to education

This morning, GLI Advocacy staff testified in Frankfort in support legislation to expand access to education and advance racial equity, leading to unanimous passage of the bill by legislators. Before the House Education Committee, GLI Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Charles Aull, voiced the business community’s support for…

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Op-ed: 2021 could be a turning point toward a better Kentucky if politicians take bold action

This op-ed first appeared in The Courier Journal on February 4, 2021.  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…

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Kentucky’s 2021 legislative session resumes

The Kentucky General Assembly returned to session today for the remaining 22 days of the 2021 Session. Legislative activity will be intense as the General Assembly deals with significant issues during the pandemic under new procedures and an amended calendar.

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GLI continues push for federal COVID liability protections

GLI is continuing its push to establish federal-level COVID liability protections for businesses. While Congress did not include these critical protections in December’s year-end spending and relief bill, pro-business organization continue to advocate for them in the next federal stimulus package. GLI recently signed on to a coalition letter with…

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KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021 – RECESS UPDATE

The Kentucky General Assembly is currently in the middle of the January recess period that happens during every short session. The legislature is scheduled to reconvene on February 2nd for the remaining 22 days of this session. Below is a short update on several key issues.

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KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021 – WEEK 2 SUMMARY

The General Assembly made history this week, when for the first time since the advent of short, 30-day sessions in 2001, it was in session during the second week in January. The pace of legislative work was slower this week than the first five days of the session, but the…

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Pregnant Workers Legislation filed in Indiana

GLI is again backing pro-workforce legislation in Indianapolis to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. GLI was a lead champion for passing pregnant workers legislation in Kentucky in 2019 and has worked aggressively at the federal level and in Indianapolis to support women in the workforce. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb…

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GLI advocates for access to COVID vaccine for child care workers

GLI is working with other organizations throughout Kentucky to ensure that child care workers have early access to the COVID-19 vaccine. In communications to Governor Andy Beshear’s Office and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, GLI has stressed the importance of prioritizing child care workers alongside K-12 personnel in…

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GLI joins coalition in support of COVID liability protections in Kentucky

GLI has joined a coalition of organizations throughout the Commonwealth to support liability protections for employers from COVID-19 related lawsuits. Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers has filed Senate Bill 5, which would provide an important layer of liability protections for businesses that follow appropriate guidelines to protect their employees,…

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Sports Wagering legislation filed in Kentucky General Assembly

A bill to authorize and regulate sports wagering in Kentucky has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly. House Bill 241, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig, would allow Kentucky to join numerous other states throughout the country in allowing individuals to place bets on sports. Indiana and Tennessee have already…

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