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Greater Louisville Inc. Brings Business Leaders to Frankfort for Advocacy Day  

Louisville, Ky. (February 17, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. brought 50 local business leaders to Frankfort for its annual Advocacy Day presented by Charter Communications. Advocacy Day brings GLI members to the Kentucky State Capitol each year to advocate for top policy priorities and have open discussion with legislators about…

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GLI applauds House committee for passing local tax reform bill

Earlier today, the Kentucky House Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee passed House Bill 475, which is a top priority for GLI during the 2022 session. Vice president of government affairs and communications, Shelby Williams Somervell, joined the bill sponsor and other supporters to testify in support of the…

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Local tax flexibility bill introduced

Last week, Rep. Michael Meredith (R-21), introduced House Bill 475, which would be the first step in allowing local governments flexibility on their taxing structure to create forward-thinking, business friendly tax systems.  Local tax reform is a one of GLI’s top priorities for the 2022 session. Currently, local governments are…

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GLI reacts to advancement of SB 83 and potential harm to regional economy

Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement following the Senate Education Committee’s passage of Senate Bill 83: “We are deeply concerned by the Kentucky Senate’s advancement of Senate Bill 83 which could directly harm our regional economy. To maintain a thriving economy, we must create…

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GLI reacts to KY House passing unemployment insurance reforms

Following the Kentucky House of Representatives passing House Bill 4, Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement: “GLI applauds the Kentucky House of Representatives  for passing one of our top legislative priorities to reform Kentucky’s outdated unemployment insurance benefits system. HB 4 will make necessary…

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Unemployment insurance reform bill filed

Last week, House Bill 4 was filed to enact reforms to Kentucky’s current unemployment insurance benefit program. Filed by Representative Russell Webber, a 2021 GLI MVP, the bill aims to modernize several key parts of the current benefit program to both support laid-off workers and encourage rapid re-employment. The proposed…

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OP-ED: Chamber executives say attracting, retaining businesses requires affordable workforce housing

This op-ed originally appeared in the Northern Kentucky Tribune on February 4, 2022 Kentucky is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It makes our jobs – working at some of our state’s largest pro-business organizations – exciting. We are proud to call Kentucky home and to…

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Read to Succeed Act advances in House

This week, House Bill 226 was passed by the House Appropriations & Revenue committee and would establish an early literacy program in Kentucky schools. HB 226, a companion bill to Senate Bill 9 which was passed by the Senate last week, would create the “Read to Succeed” program with an…

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Proposed zoning changes would increase access to child care in Louisville

The Louisville Metro Council is currently considering zoning changes that would expand the options where child care providers can operate in Louisville. The proposed changes would allow for expanded capacity for child care centers in residential zones and in industrial zones, designed to connect child care providers to where people…

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GLI reacts to filing of SB 115, subpoena power for Civilian Review and Accountability Board

Following the filing of Senate Bill 115, GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement. “GLI has been a longtime advocate of an autonomous Civilian Review Board and believes complete transparency and accountability in law enforcement is only possible by granting the board full investigatory powers. GLI applauds…

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