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Op-Ed: Why Association Health Plans are important to growing health care access

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on November 8, 2019. The struggle to provide employees with access to affordable, quality healthcare is a story I hear all too often from small business owners and entrepreneurs. These folks know that offering competitive health care benefits is key to attracting…

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GLI’s 2019 Post-Election Analysis and Results

More than 1.4 million Kentuckians cast ballots in yesterday’s statewide elections for Governor and the Commonwealth’s other constitutional officers. Republicans took or retained control of five offices: Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and Agriculture Commissioner. As of Wednesday afternoon, the race for Governor remains too close to call…

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GLI’s Election Day Guide 2019

On Tuesday, November 5, Kentuckians will cast ballots for the Commonwealth’s constitutional offices. While GLI does not endorse candidates seeking elected office, we strongly urge members of the Greater Louisville business community to vote and be actively engaged in the electoral process. Use the resources in this post to make…

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GLI Event Recap: Broadening the Conversation around K-12 Education

A panel of education experts painted a nuanced picture of the challenges and opportunities shaping public and private K-12 institutions in Greater Louisville at GLI’s Capitol Connection event on October 30.  Presented by Norton Healthcare, the event featured a panel discussion with House Majority Floor Leader Bam Carney, Jefferson County…

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GLI Announces New Regional Land Development Task Force

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 31, 2019) — Greater Louisville Inc. is taking a bold approach to growth by launching the new Regional Land Development Task Force that will bring together a wide range of voices from the business community to think proactively about our region’s land development, redevelopment, and infill needs…

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Kentucky and Indiana hold steady in new business tax climate rankings

Kentucky and Indiana hold steady in new business tax climate rankings released this week, though analysis of both states underscores the need for constant improvement and unemployment insurance reform. Every Fall, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation releases its annual Business Tax Climate Index, which analyzes the business tax climates of all…

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GLI urges congressional support for the Yes in My Backyard Act

GLI recently sent letters to members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation urging their support for legislation aimed at incentivizing local governments to ensure their policies around land development and redevelopment adequately support growth and progress.

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GLI testifies on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

GLI’s Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Policy Iris Wilbur testified in support of the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. “Today, we live in a world where businesses need every person who can work participating in the labor force. As employers, we must do what…

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GLI encourages PSC to reassess value of excess energy from net-metered customers

Last week, GLI joined other business organizations in the Commonwealth to encourage the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to reevaluate how utilities should value excess power generated by net-metered customers. Thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 100 in the 2019 regular session—which modernized Kentucky’s outdated net-metering laws—the PSC now…

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See where Kentucky’s 2019 candidates stand on key business issues

GLI works not only to keep the business community informed on key public policy issues and legislation impacting the Greater Louisville business community; we also strive to ensure that business leaders are fully engaged in the electoral process and have the information they need to make informed choices at the…

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