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GLI joins coalition urging support for the Dream and Promise Act

Today, Greater Louisville Inc., The Metro Chamber of Commerce, is among 60 business organizations from 26 states calling on Congressional leadership to pass the Dream and Promise Act to give a path to citizenship to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. In an open letter, business leaders recognize the…

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Approve USMCA and restore certainty to international trade

This week, GLI sent letters to members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation, urging them to support the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. This international trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada serves as a welcome modernization of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, and…

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GUEST POST: KENTUCKY TAX REFORM PART II – WHAT HAPPENED IN 2019, AND WHAT’S NEXT FOR 2020

After Kentucky made the most sweeping changes to its tax code in nearly a century last year by passing H.B. 366 and H.B. 487 (see my prior article for more on this here), 2019 was sold as only requiring “cleanup” tax legislation to fix some of these changes.  However, as…

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Key Guidance for Employers on Recent Unemployment Ruling

Last month, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a ruling overturning Kentucky’s long-standing practice of allowing employers to represent themselves in proceedings related to unemployment claims. The decision could have a significant impact on Kentucky employers and Kentucky’s unemployment insurance system depending on how the case evolves. If it stands,…

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2019 Kentucky Primary Election Wrap-up

The dust is settling from yesterday’s primary elections, which saw Kentucky Democrats and Republicans select their nominees for statewide constitutional offices. Voter turnout has been estimated at around 20 percent, higher than the 12.5 percent projected by the Secretary of State’s Office. With the field set for both parties, the…

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No time like the present: Let’s begin rebuilding America’s infrastructure

It’s National Infrastructure Week! And it could not come at a better time. Last month, the White House and Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives announced that they had reached a deal for a $2 trillion infrastructure package that could finally start the process rebuilding infrastructure in regions like…

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What you missed at GLI’s Spring 2019 Issue Committee Meetings

GLI’s Spring 2019 issue committee meetings took place last month to begin crafting GLI’s 2019-2020 federal policy priorities. All six of GLI’s issue committees met to debate a range of key federal policy issues impacting our region. These committees include Bi-State, Business Competitiveness, Education & Workforce Development, Environment & Energy,…

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Greater Louisville lawmakers talk key public policy issues at Regional Economic Development Update

Two Greater Louisville lawmakers addressed a range of state policy issues critical to the business community at GLI’s Regional Economic Development Update event at Republic Bank this morning. Representative Jason Nemes (R-Louisville) and Senate Minority Floor Leader Morgan McGarvey (R-Louisville) participated in a panel discussion moderated by GLI’s Director of…

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10 QUESTIONS ABOUT FEDERAL POLICY WITH GLI ADVOCACY

Take 5 minutes or less to talk to us about federal policy. As GLI begins setting its federal policy priorities for 2019-2020, WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Your answers to our 10 question survey will help GLI’s Public Policy Council, Board of Directors, and staff to prioritize federal issues and better…

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GLI Releases 2019 Legislative Outcomes Report

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) releases its Legislative Outcomes report, now available on GreaterLouisville.com. The document summarizes the policy positions of the region’s largest convener of business leadership and gives an overview of major wins and missed opportunities from the most recent legislative session. The report shows how GLI leads on…

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