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Top State Policymakers meet with GLI issue committees

With a little more than 100 days until the start of the 2019 sessions in Frankfort and Indianapolis, GLI is deep into our planning process for next year—vetting and debating issues and strategizing on how to continue building on our successes in 2018 and 2017. A key part of that…

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2018 Congressional Candidate Survey

With the November 6 midterm elections just 50 days away, GLI is actively working to make sure that members of the Greater Louisville business community are as informed as possible when it comes to making decisions on who should represent our region in Washington. While GLI does not make candidate…

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GLI submits public comments on use of Volkswagen Settlement funds in Kentucky

GLI submitted comments on the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s draft mitigation plan for using funds from the Volkswagen Settlement. As a beneficiary of the settlement, the Commonwealth will receive approximately $20 million over the next 10 years but must allocate the funds in accordance with a consent decree agreed upon by…

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Celebrate progress in teacher retention

Published by Insider Louisville on September 5th, 2018. Tucked away in the new Jefferson County Teachers Association contract is a provision that takes a bold leap forward in lifting up our lowest-performing schools: offering bonuses to teachers working in priority schools, a simple strategy for addressing a complex problem. The…

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GLI joins amicus brief in support of pension reform

With the Kentucky Supreme Court scheduled to begin deliberations on the fate of Senate Bill 151—the pension reform bill passed by the legislature in the 2018 session—GLI joined business groups from throughout the state to make the case for pension reform and keeping the law on the books. GLI, the…

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GLI Applauds JCPS Agreement

“GLI has been in contact with numerous stakeholders over the past several months as we advocated strongly for a negotiated solution that puts kids first, allows Dr. Pollio the freedom to do his job, and brings the necessary changes highlighted in the state audit. We applaud the JCPS School Board…

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GLI voices support for NLC in Indiana

In an effort to continue cultivating regionalism in Greater Louisville and supporting the growth of our health care sector, GLI Advocacy recently submitted a letter in support of Indiana joining the Nurse Licensure Compact. In case you’re not familiar, the Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC, establishes a multi-state nursing license,…

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GLI submits public comments on Kentucky HEALTH

Last week GLI submitted comments articulating the views of the Greater Louisville business community on proposed changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services re-opened public comments on the plan, known as Kentucky HEALTH, last month following a federal court decision to halt its implementation. Through…

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ICYMI: Perkins Act Reauthorization

Last week, President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, updating and reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. In total, the legislation allocates roughly $1.3 billion annually to support career and technical education (CTE) programs throughout the country—including…

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Federal Tax Reform 2.0

Last week, the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House released a framework for the next round of reforms to the federal tax code. These potential changes would function as a follow-up to last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which ushered in the first major overhaul…

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