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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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First Thing’s First: Pass Right to Work

With the elections in the far rearview mirror, Kentuckians are ready to take the campaign promises to the bank. At the top of the list, Greater Louisville Inc. is particularly hopeful that the Governor and legislative leaders in the House and Senate will pass Right-to-Work (RTW) legislation during the 2017…

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GLI Legislative Update: January 4

With the 2017 session underway, the GLI Advocacy Team is closely watching legislation that could impact the business community in the Greater Louisville region. The links below track bills related to bi-state issues, business competitiveness, education & workforce development, environment & energy, government, health care, tax issues, and transportation &…

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

It has been over a month since a wave of red swept through Kentucky. Now that the dust has settled and Kentucky is preparing for its first GOP-controlled legislative session, the Commonwealth has some certainty as to the direction of some priorities for the 2017 General Assembly. With Republicans now…

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The Dog Days are Over: Time to Think Policy in 2017

The Dog Days of Summer are defined as the six weeks from the beginning of July through Mid-August, characterized by hot, humid days and a sense of lethargy and inactivity. They’re over – and as fall approaches, GLI’s Public Policy Issue Committees are back in full swing in preparation for…

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Wake Up Washington! DC Fly-In Recap

Last Wednesday and Thursday, more than 35 business leaders from Greater Louisville convened in Washington for two days of advocacy in Congress and at the White House. It was a hectic two days for Washington: there a sit-in by House Democrats on Wednesday closely followed by Britain’s vote to leave…

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GLI Releases 2016 Federal Policy Agenda

Ahead of our 2016 DC Fly-In, GLI is releasing a document outlining its federal priorities for the business community in 2016. “The federal agenda is a unique and essential advocacy tool utilized by our region,” said Kent Oyler, President & CEO, “When we take top leaders on the DC Fly-In,…

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Release: Legislative Outcomes: Obstacles & Opportunities for Business in 2016

Just a few short weeks ago, the legislature adjourned sin die until next year and the Governor signed into law the final pieces of legislation passed in the 2016 General Assembly. By all accounts, this was a great year for business. In the ensuing weeks, GLI staff and partner organizations…

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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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