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Opinion: Time to Address JCPS’ Administrative Inequities

In the fall of 2014, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Business Leaders for Education (BLE) came together to support stronger financial literacy among members of the JCPS Board. Many of us in the business community were disappointed with the systemic problems highlighted in the audit performed by then State Auditor…

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Legislative Update: No Budget as Legislature Enters Veto Period

With only one legislative day remaining in the 2016 Session of the General Assembly, here is what you need to know. Recess Begins – The General Assembly utilized Day 59 of 60 allowed for this regular session on Friday. The House and Senate both adjourned, commencing the Veto Recess, a…

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GLI & PharMerica Lead the Passage of Pharmacy Reform in Kentucky

For Immediate Release:  March 29, 2016  Media Contact: Alison Brotzge-Elder, abrotzge@greaterlouisville.com; 502-262-0359 (Louisville) – GLI and PharMerica applaud the final passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 527, which modernizes certain aspects of Kentucky’s pharmacy law.  The new law enables all types of pharmacies – retail, mail, specialty, and…

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Legislative Update: Four Days Left

Only four legislative days remaining in the 2016 Session of the General Assembly; here is what you need to know: LIFT needs your support! – GLI’s number one legislative priority is passage of legislation allowing for the Local Investments for Transformation. House Bill 2, a constitutional amendment allowing for LIFT,…

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Legislative Update: Senate Passes Budget Revisions

Lawmakers are looking to finish their work on the budget by next Tuesday to preserve their ability to override any gubernatorial vetoes. After receiving the House’s budget just one week ago, today the Senate passed their version of the state’s next biennial budget. The Senate budget more closely resembles the Governor…

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All-In for Kentucky’s Signature Industries

By Kent Oyler, President & CEO Horses, bourbon, healthcare, autos, global restaurant companies.  These are amongst Kentucky’s signature industries, where our companies lead the nation and we take pride in their success.  But what are we doing to protect these industries, promote them and make it as easy as possible…

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Legislative Update: And Down the Stretch They Come

Nine Days Left – This week is the last full week of the 2016 General Assembly regular session, as legislators have used 51 of their 60 allotted legislative days. The current schedule has them in session all of this week and two days next week, March 28 & 29, for…

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House budget passes. Here’s what’s in it.

The House passed their version of the state’s next two-year spending plan last night. Below are the key points of interest for GLI: Increased Funding for Pensions One of the top issues for GLI during the 2016 session is shoring up the unfunded liabilities in the state’s teacher and public…

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Action Alert: Keep Our Exports Competitive

With more than $10 billion in exports, the Greater Louisville region ranks in the top 25 metropolitan areas in international trade. In order to keep our exports competitive in the global market, currency rules must be included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The petition drive is supported by…

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March Madness: Budget Edition

Five things you need to know about This Week in Frankfort: Democrats Retain Majority in House – Democrats went into Tuesday controlling the House 50-46 with four open seats that could have changed the balance of power in the House. Voters went to the polls Tuesday in special elections to…

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