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GLI issues statement on legislation to limit discussions on race in school curricula

“Legislation to limit discussions on race in public school curricula poses a threat to the progress our region has made in advancing racial equity and attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. As in the past, GLI does not support policy that restricts and/or limits any local school district’s ability to…

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Kentucky Business Community Urges Governor To Take Action To Increase Workforce Participation

After an unprecedented year of hardship caused by the global pandemic, the Governor ended most of the Covid-19 restrictions on June 11 declaring, “We are no longer in crisis”. Businesses across Kentucky however still are. GLI has joined a coalition of the three metro chambers of Kentucky to advocate for…

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Kentucky 2021 Legislative Session Recap

When the short, 30-day 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly gaveled in on January 5 some things were clear. It was clear that it would be a session unlike others under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic with very limited public access to the Capitol and rules that gave…

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GLI Celebrates Passage of Legislation to Protect Businesses with Forgiven PPP Loans

Louisville, Ky. (March 16, 2021) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) applauds the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Andy Beshear for protecting Kentucky businesses and signing House Bill 278 into law. House Bill 278 will allow businesses to deduct expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from their overall…

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Four days left in Kentucky’s 2021 session

This past week began with three conference committee days and ended with two legislative days. Activity began slowly, gaining momentum as the week continued. There was a significant budget briefing on Tuesday that changed calculations on the budget. Wednesday was a full day of twelve legislative committee meetings, followed by…

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Op-ed: GLI CEO urges Kentucky lawmakers, governor to take action on PPP tax relief

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on March 11, 2021. Imagine being a small business owner in our community. You finally see a glimmer of light at the end of the long tunnel of this pandemic and your business is picking back up. After a year of great…

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What’s in the American Rescue Plan Act?

Congress is expected to pass the American Rescue Plan tomorrow morning, with President Joe Biden likely to sign it into law shortly thereafter. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is expansive and includes numerous provisions that will directly affect Greater Louisville. See below for some of the bill’s key provisions. 

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Final stretch of the Kentucky 2021 legislative session

The General Assembly entered the stretch drive of the 2021 Session last week, the last five-day work week of this session. When adjournment came on Friday there were only 6 legislative days remaining to wrap up legislative business for this session.

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GLI advocates for extending the Paycheck Protection Program deadline

Advocating for the Paycheck Protection Program has been a persistent and critical priority for GLI throughout the pandemic. This has included advocacy for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act passed by Congress last year and allowing businesses to deduct expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans in at the federal level…

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Bill to support successful reentry passes House committee

A bill aiming to support successful reentry into society and the workforce for Kentuckians leaving prison advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. House Bill 497, sponsored by Representative Kim Moser, would establish a certificate of employability program for eligible inmates in Kentucky prisons to encourage second-chance employment…

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