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The need for bold leadership at JCPS

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, and that applies to JCPS.  While some promising incremental progress has occurred, transformative change has yet to happen.   The result is a K-12 system that continues to under-deliver for Louisville’s students, parents and…

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Action for Dreamers Vital for Greater Louisville’s Economy

A central pillar of Greater Louisville Inc.’s strategy for growing our regional economy is building a globally competitive workforce in the Louisville region. This means doing everything we can to attract and retain the most well-trained and work-ready people from around the world in order to fill the jobs of…

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GLI Joins Business Coalition in Urging the U.S. Senate to Pass Federal Tax Reform

This week represents a critical juncture on the path to reforming the federal tax code for the first time since 1986. The House passed a bill earlier this month that proposes substantial reforms. All eyes are now on the Senate, which has its own version of a comprehensive tax reform…

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GLI Unveils 2018 State Legislative Agenda

(Louisville, KY) – Before a crowd of business, civic, and community leaders, Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, released its legislative priorities for the upcoming sessions in both Kentucky and Indiana. “We look forward to this being a very productive session and the newly-formed Louisville Metropolitan Caucus…

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Stop the HIT

*Note this editorial was recently published in “Louisville Business First” Throughout the debate in Washington over the future of the Affordable Care Act, one aspect of the law has flown largely under the radar: the health insurance tax, or HIT. The HIT directly raises the cost of health insurance premiums…

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GLI Supports Proposed Pension Reform Legislation

Lawmakers in Frankfort have filed legislation aimed at fixing the Commonwealth’s pension crisis. Kentucky’s public pension system is one of the worst-funded in the country, with an estimated $64 billion in unfunded liabilities. Without reform, that number will continue to grow, all the while reducing Kentucky’s business competitiveness, crowding out priorities…

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Myth-Busting the Pension Debate

A time machine would be great right about now.  We could roll back to the days when we didn’t have a $64 billion unfunded pension liability, a debt of $15,000 for every Kentuckian.  Unfortunately, many still live in the fully-funded past and are tilting at windmills trying to keep the…

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P3 Discussion Shines a Light on Development Opportunities

GLI Advocacy hosted a panel discussion last week with more than 20 businesses leaders on the topic of public-private partnerships in Kentucky.  The Issues & Influencers event was presented by Government Strategies and hosted in partnership with P3KY, a new group that is helping businesses navigate the state’s new law…

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Guest Post: Kentucky’s Pension Crisis Must Be Solved

By Governor Matt Bevin As governor, I am committed to running a fiscally responsible government that provides a better place for employers to grow, prosper and create jobs. One of the greatest impediments to Kentucky’s economic success is our pension crisis. Although a few sounded the alarm over the years,  kicking…

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GLI Supports Passage of Federal Budget Resolution, Tax Reform

As an investor-driven organization representing more than 1,600 businesses, civic organizations, and entrepreneurs in Kentucky and Indiana, Greater Louisville Inc. has long sought tax reform at the federal level that is pro-growth and business-friendly. A crucial vote in the Senate this week could bring the country one step closer to…

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