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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Vaccine mandate withdrawn by Biden administration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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GLI Statement on General Assembly passing liability protections

President and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement reacting to the General Assembly passing Senate Bill 25, which included an amendment to extend COVID-19 liability protections for businesses: “We applaud the General Assembly for quickly extending critical COVID-19 liability protections for businesses by passing an amendment to Senate Bill…

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SCOTUS strikes down vaccine and testing mandate for large employers

After months of speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine and testing mandate for employers with more than 100 employees in a 6-3 ruling on ideological lines. That means that Greater Louisville businesses are no longer required to implement or enforce a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate….

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Greater Louisville Inc. Releases Local Legislative Priorities

Louisville, Ky. (January 13, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. unveiled its 2022 local legislative agenda which illustrates its top priorities for the year. The agenda features long-term priorities like increasing public safety measures and much-needed updates to streamline the city’s land development code. Other priorities include implementing relocation incentives to…

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KY House Budget Bills Filed Friday

House budget bills filed Friday In an unusual move, the House filed their biennial spending plan during the first week of session and prior to the Governor’s budget address. The legislation – House Bill 1, House Bill 241, and House Bill 244 – represents more than $51 billion in state…

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