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GLI-backed USMCA trade deal goes into effect today

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, goes into effect today. This major international trade deal has been a top priority for GLI because of the importance of trade to Greater Louisville’s regional economy. As a manufacturing and logistics hub, access to international markets and certainty for businesses when it comes…

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Kentucky 2020 Primary Election Wrap-up

One week after election day, full results are now available for Kentucky’s 2020 primary election. Results were delayed due to COVID-19 and a high number of absentee ballots. The election set the stage for the Commonwealth’s U.S. Senate race as well as other key races in November and saw several…

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What’s in the Louisville 2020-2021 budget?

Last week, Louisville Metro Council passed the FY2021 Operating Budget by a vote of 24 to 1. The new budget goes into effect on July 1, 2020, and includes several measures of interest to the business community.

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GLI urges Kentucky General Assembly to establish COVID-19 liability protections for businesses

GLI wrote to members of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary of the Kentucky General Assembly this afternoon, urging committee members to take the lead on establishing COVID-19 liability protections for Kentucky businesses. The Committee is intending to discuss this issue at its upcoming meeting on July 9. Read GLI’s…

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Louisville announces Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants

A new grant program for Louisville small businesses impacted by COVID-19 will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2020. The program includes $21 million in federal CARES Act funds that will be dispersed in grants of up to $50,000 to eligible small businesses in Jefferson County. GLI voiced support for…

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What businesses need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

With businesses reopening and employees returning to work, employers may find a need to re-familiarize themselves with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Congress passed this legislation in March, near the onset of the pandemic in the United States. FFCRA establishes new paid sick leave and paid leave provisions…

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GLI calls on Congress to protect Dreamers and support DACA

GLI is once again calling on Congress to take action to protect Dreamers from the threat of deportation and detainment. Dreamers, or individuals eligible for protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, are major contributors to our regional economy and workforce. The program was established by the Obama…

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Kentucky announces school reopening guidelines

Local school districts in Kentucky will now have new health and safety guidelines to follow as they welcome students back this fall. Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Education announced the new guidelines at a press conference this afternoon. Local school districts will be expected to develop their…

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June 29th marks next phase of KY Healthy at Work

June 29 marks the next phase of Kentucky’s Healthy at Work initiative. All businesses should take note of the basic minimum reopening requirements for all businesses. Changes on June 29 pertain to: Bars and Restaurants Groups of 50 people or fewer Public Swimming and Bathing Facilities Venues and Events Spaces…

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GLI’s 2020 Kentucky Primary Election Day Guide

Originally scheduled for May 19, Kentucky’s primary election will now be held on June 23. While GLI does not endorse candidates for political office or get directly involved in elections, we strongly encourage members of the business community to vote and engage in the electoral process. With primary day quickly…

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