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GLI Legislative Update: Sine Die

The 2017 Kentucky general assembly has officially adjourned. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the final two weeks of the 2017 regular session. Recent Wins House Bill 72, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Miller, will address the endless appeals process that opponents of development projects have used…

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GLI’s Bi-State Priorities Move in Indiana Legislature

GLI is a regional chamber that crosses state lines.  We work together with One Southern Indiana to collaborate and work on initiatives that benefit both Indiana and Kentucky. Indiana’s General Assembly convened on January 3rd and will adjourn in late April. The Indiana General Assembly is similar compared to Kentucky,…

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GLI Legislative Update: Week 7

A big week in the Kentucky General Assembly! Several bills received final passage and many more are on deck to the Governor’s desk. Legislators get to head back to their home districts and enjoy a slower pace during the Veto Days. Members will resume the final days of the session…

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GLI Legislative Update: Week 6

This week concludes the month long back-to-back action of the 2017 Regular Session. Thursday and Friday of this week, the General Assembly took a break from their regular work schedules and will continue legislative work without the gavel. Members will reconvene on Tuesday, March 14 for Day 27 of the…

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GLI Legislative Update: Week 5

Senate Bill 2, sponsored by Sen. Joe Bowen, is a measure to bring more transparency and oversight to the Kentucky’s retirement systems, including Kentucky Retirement System, Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, and the Judicial Retirement System. Pension transparency has been a priority of GLI for years. SB 2 passed the House…

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GLI Legislative Update: Week 4

GLI priority legislation has remained in the spotlight on both sides of the Ohio River this week. Senate Bill 2, the pension transparency bill sponsored by Sen. Joe Bowen, is a measure to bring more transparency and oversight to the Kentucky’s retirement systems, including Kentucky Retirement System, Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement…

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GLI Legislative Update: Week 3

Many GLI priority bills stole the spotlight in Frankfort the third week of the legislature’s 2017 regular session. Senate Bill 1, Sponsored by Sen. Mike Wilson, is the most comprehensive education reform bill our Commonwealth has seen in a long time and will align Kentucky’s educational standards with the federal…

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GLI Legislative Update: Part II Begins

Several GLI priority bills were on the move in the legislature’s first week back for part II of the regular session. House Bill 72, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Miller, will address the endless appeals that opponents of development projects have utilized to kill investments in our community, by requiring the…

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Speaker Hoover Previews Part II of 2017 Session

House Speaker Jeff Hoover spoke to local business leaders at GLI’s Capitol Connections luncheon yesterday and provided a review of the first week of the 2017 legislative session. During his remarks, Speaker Hoover offered an outlook on what to expect for the remaining 25 days of the 30 day session…

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Perennial GLI Issues Clear Hurdle

A first in Kentucky’s history, the State House of Representatives has passed Right-To-Work (HB 1) and prevailing wage repeal (HB 3) legislation. These have been perennial issues on GLI’s legislative agenda for years and we congratulate the House legislative body on this monumental occasion. HB 1 allows an employee to…

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