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GLI urges a shift in course in current U.S. trade policies

In letters to the White House and members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation, GLI urged a shift in course for current U.S. trade policy. “While GLI strongly supports policies that ensure fairness in international trade and function to modernize and improve past agreements with our trade partners, tariffs serve…

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Talk to us about taxes

Tis the season for tax reform. Late last winter, we saw the first substantive changes to the federal tax code in more than a generation. Then, last spring, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted several reforms to the Commonwealth’s tax code, including a lowered corporate and individual income tax rate and…

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Regional experts explain how state tax reform impacts the business community

State tax experts from the Greater Louisville region gathered this morning at GLI to discuss recent changes to Kentucky’s tax code. The event, sponsored by Dean Dorton, marked GLI’s second installment of its Issues & Influences series in 2018. This series brings together key insiders from our region to discuss…

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Guest Post: Kentucky Tax Reform – Big Changes for the Business Community

Kentucky legislative sessions are always full of twists, turns, and surprises, but the 2018 Regular Session was particularly surprising not just because “tax reform” legislation was passed, but also because of the unusual manner it was done.  Although not a full-scale reform, two pieces of legislation, HB 366 and HB…

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Persistence Pays Off in 2018

We knew from the outset that the 2018 session would be demanding. Begin with billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, mounting health care and corrections costs, and stagnant revenues. Throw in a budget and a road plan to craft, leadership transitions, activated unions, and looming elections, and it did…

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Influencers Address GLI Issue Committees

While working through the final weeks of the Kentucky General Assembly, GLI Advocacy convened our Issue Committees around our 2018 Federal Agenda. We welcomed several key influencers to several of our committees to speak about the biggest business issues that are facing our region on the federal level. Representative Trey…

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Tax & Pension Reform Statement

“Lawmakers have taken important steps during the 2018 General Assembly session to make our business climate more competitive.  Senate Bill 151 addresses Kentucky’s pension crisis and will help improve the Commonwealth’s financial standing with credit rating agencies. Stakeholders across the Commonwealth provided input on the final provisions included in this…

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It’s time to help Kentucky’s Lowest-performing Schools

We’ve set up a system throughout Kentucky, and particularly in JCPS, which fails our most vulnerable students and hamstrings our lowest-performing schools, known as ‘priority’ schools.  A lot of people complain and point fingers, but instead of endless handwringing let’s take a real step towards fixing one of the biggest…

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Why Did They Say THAT? GLI Issue Committees Explained

A question that GLI’s Advocacy Team often gets is, “How did GLI develop this stance on a public policy issue?” Our answer is always the same: GLI Investors. GLI vets issues and develops stances through a committee process, starting with our six Issue Advisory Committees: Bi-State, Business Competitiveness, Education &…

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Op-ed: Kentucky Business Community: Inaction Is Not an Option on Pension Reform

By Greater Louisville, Inc. President and CEO Kent Oyler, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dave Adkisson, Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick, and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brent Cooper With a major pension reform bill moving through the legislative process, we write on behalf of Kentucky’s…

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