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Key GLI Priorities mentioned in Mayor Fischer’s State of the City Address

Mayor Greg Fischer delivered his 2019 State of the City Address at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. Fischer won election to a third term in November 2018. His speech touched on a wide range of different issues and themes, including the economic progress the city has seen in…

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NLC legislation on the move in Indiana

A key GLI bi-state and health care priority is on the move in Indianapolis. With testimony in support by GLI, legislation admitting Indiana into the Nurse Licensure Compact passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services on Wednesday.  The Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC, is an…

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New legislative working group formed to address Kentucky’s pension crisis

Legislative leadership in the Kentucky General Assembly announced a new working group charged with reviewing and analyzing the state’s multi-billion dollar public pension crisis. According to a press release, the group is expected to make recommendations to the legislature by February 15, though it also has the option of requesting…

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State Senate passes GLI-backed legislation to improve local school governance

Though we are only four days into the 2019 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, GLI priority legislation is already on the move. Earlier today, the Senate voted 23-13 in favor of Senate Bill 3 (SB3). This legislation makes several important changes to school based decision making councils that…

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Support emergency legislation to fix 2018 HB 487

Published in Medical News on January 7, 2019 Policymakers are taught early on that sometimes there are unintended consequences when implementing new legislation.  HB 487 passed in the 2018 General Assembly imposed a six percent sales tax on sales of “admissions”.  Sounds simple until you consider that nonprofit organizations, exempt…

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#KYGA19: What you need to know

The 2019 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly will begin tomorrow, setting off a 30-day session that is currently scheduled to adjourn on March 29th. Several major issues await the Legislature, ranging from pension reform and education to further changes to the state tax code and sports betting. As…

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Legislation would help Kentucky women in the workforce

Published by Louisville Business First on January 4, 2019. 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 is necessary to attract and retain employees, and sometimes that means working around their personal situations, particularly…

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GLI Unveils 2019 State Legislative Agenda

Before a crowd of business, civic, and community leaders, Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, released its legislative priorities for the upcoming sessions in both Kentucky and Indiana. “We are only as strong as the investors engaged with us and this agenda was created by those same individuals…

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Governor calls special session to tackle pension crisis

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Matt Bevin called the Kentucky General Assembly into a special session that began at 8:00 pm in the evening. The session will focus on Kentucky’s multi-billion dollar public pension crisis. Bevin cited the negative impact of looming credit downgrades on the Commonwealth’s fiscal health as a key…

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Expanded child care program offers a boost to workforce development in Kentucky

A recent policy change in Frankfort will give a much-needed boost to workforce development in Kentucky by helping more children access high-quality child care and better positioning working parents to move up the economic ladder. Workforce development in Greater Louisville has long been one of GLI’s top policy priorities. Earlier…

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