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Kentucky House unveils proposed redistricting maps

Yesterday, the Kentucky House Majority Caucus unveiled its proposed legislative redistricting maps based on 2020 Census Data. In addition to other changes, the proposed House map will require that four sets of incumbents run against each other to represent their districts in the House of Representatives. The incumbents who will…

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Federal vaccine and testing mandate to go into effect

Late last week the 6th Circuit Court in Cincinnati reversed preliminary injunctions on the Biden Administration’s vaccine and testing mandate for employers with more than 100 employees, allowing it to go into effect. On Saturday, OSHA chimed in saying that it will begin enforcing the mandate and could start issuing…

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Employer based child care match available for Kentucky businesses in 2022

In 2022, Kentucky employers will have an opportunity to access up to $100,000 in matching state funds to open employer-based child care sites. Earlier this week, GLI partnered with Metro United Way and Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) to host an informational session for employers that are interested in providing…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Unveils 2022 Legislative Priorities, Recognizes State Legislative Champions

Louisville, Ky. (December 10, 2021) –  Today, Greater Louisville Inc. hosted over 100 business leaders at the Olmsted for its final Capitol Connection event of the year and the annual unveiling of the 2022 state legislative agenda. The event also featured remarks from Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives,…

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Op-Ed: Kentucky Business Community Applauds Passage of Federal Infrastructure Legislation

The following is an op-ed piece authored by Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts, Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick, and Northern Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Brent Cooper.  Economic development and growth take tremendous strategy and investment. However, Kentucky…

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Federal vaccine mandate blocked for federal contractors and health care workers

President Biden’s federal vaccine mandates suffered major blows last week when two separate federal courts issued injunctions to halt the enforcement of key rules for federal contractors and healthcare workers. A federal judge in Kentucky issued a ruling in response to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s lawsuit blocking the mandate…

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GLI Joins Coalition to Address Workforce Housing

On Tuesday, GLI joined a coalition of state leaders to announce a bill for workforce housing tax credits that will address the shortage of affordable housing across Kentucky. GLI joined the coalition led by the Commonwealth Alliance for Housing Solutions, Kentucky League of Cities, and the legislation sponsors Representative Randy…

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Kentucky employers see continued decrease in workers’ comp costs

Last week, the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI) approved another workers’ compensation loss cost decrease for employers in the state. The 2021 approved rate filing used to develop rates for workers’ compensation coverage shows an average decrease of 10.4% for Kentucky employers over the past year, and a 19% decrease…

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House passes historic Infrastructure & Investment Jobs Act

House passes Historic Infrastructure & Investment Jobs Act After months of negotiation, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure and Investment Jos Act with bi-partisan support. The Infrastructure & Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) passed the Senate in August, with Leader McConnell working across the aisle to vote…

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OSHA issues regulations for vaccine and testing requirements

On Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published the emergency temporary standard (ETS), which requires private sector employers with more than 100 employees to require COVID 19 vaccination or weekly testing. The ETS requires employers to ensure vaccination and begin testing on January 4, 2021. Following the announcement…

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