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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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Op-ed: Kentucky lawmakers must sustain and accelerate economic momentum during 2022 session

This opinion piece originally appeared in Louisville Business First on January 28, 2022 Last year, Greater Louisville’s regional economy proved we were not only open for business, but ready for unprecedented growth. New and existing businesses in our region announced nearly $7 billion of new investments and the creation of…

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Vaccine mandate withdrawn by Biden administration

The Biden administration has announced that it will withdraw the COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate for large businesses. This announcement comes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to block the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) enforcement of the emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued last year. The administration’s…

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Employer based child care grant applications open

The Kentucky Division of Child Care has opened applications for the Business Partnership Matching Grant. This is an opportunity for employers that have considered offering child care as a benefit for their employees to receive matching funds of up to $100,000. This grant is intended to counteract the reduction of…

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House passes biennium budget bill

With record speed, lawmakers passed a budget plan out of the House a mere 12 days into the session. House Bill 1 prioritizes spending on education and workforce and includes a pay raise for all state employees – priorities for both caucuses which garnered bi-partisan support and allowed the bill…

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GLI reacts to KY Senate passing SB 9 relating to education reforms

Following the Kentucky Senate passing Senate Bill 9 , GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement:  “Senate Bill 9 contains vital education reforms that will address student achievement gaps and ensure our Kentucky students are well-equipped for future careers. The Read to Succeed Act aims to increase…

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Governor Beshear calls for record education spending in budget plan

After teasing budget announcements all week, Governor Beshear unveiled his entire budget proposal before a joint session of the General Assembly Thursday evening. The governor called for state legislators to make a record investment of $2 billion in pre-K-12 education spending across the commonwealth, the single largest investment in this…

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