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Kentucky 2021 legislative session gets off to a quick start

The 2021 session of the Kentucky General Assembly got out of the gates yesterday and did so quickly. Aside from the ceremonial swearing in of members, election of leaders, establishing committees, and establishing rules of procedure, the House and Senate majorities each filed a number of priority bills – all…

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Metro Council mid-year spending plan includes support for economic recovery and COVID relief

Louisville Metro Council formally approved a mid-year spending plan of $3.9 million in surplus funds to support the city’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The spending plan includes funding for graffiti removal and other clean-up efforts throughout Louisville as well as increased supports for individuals experiencing homelessness. In addition,…

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Kentucky 2021 legislative session preview

The Kentucky General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, for its odd-year, thirty-day, short session, and is currently scheduled to meet four legislative days until January 8 when it will recess before reconvening on February 2 for the remaining 26 legislative days. Sine die adjournment is currently scheduled…

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Fourth COVID relief package includes top GLI priorities, business protections

Yesterday, Congress passed a fourth COVID relief package and omnibus spending bill that included key provisions and protections for the business community. Within the $900 billion economic relief deal, included many 2020 GLI priorities we have advocated to our Kentucky and Indiana delegations. The major components of the package included…

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GLI priorities in the new COVID relief package

Congress has passed a $900 billion COVID relief bill that includes much-needed support for businesses and individuals throughout the country. Passage of relief legislation by Congress has been a top priority for GLI for several months. Thanks to the advocacy of hundreds of GLI members, the new bill includes several…

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Certain Kentucky COVID restrictions set to be eased

COVID restrictions imposed in Kentucky last month are set to be eased on Monday, December 14. Governor Andy Beshear announced the restrictions in November amid rising COVID case numbers throughout the Commonwealth and the rest of the country. Today, Governor Beshear announced several of these restrictions would be lifted starting…

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Greater Louisville Inc. unveils 2021 state legislative agenda

Louisville, Ky. (December 10, 2020) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) unveiled its 2021 state legislative agenda today at a virtual Capitol Connection event that also featured remarks from Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, David Osborne. The agenda underscores GLI’s commitment to helping businesses rebuild from the devastating impacts of…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act set to expire

Near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which, among other things, implemented new paid sick leave and paid leave requirements for businesses. Since April 2, many businesses (with exceptions) have been required to fully comply with the provisions of the Act. The…

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Op-Ed: Legislature Must Prioritize Business Recovery

2020 has been a year like no other, filled with unprecedented challenges and continued uncertainty. As we entered this new decade, Kentucky’s economy was growing, unemployment was low, and our workforce participation was rising. This growth ended when COVID-19 hit, and businesses were forced to close, scale back, and retool…

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Update on NEW Kentucky Food & Beverage Relief Fund

New information is now available for Kentucky’s Food and Beverage Relief Fund. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced the $40 million fund last week in conjunction with new COVID-19 restrictions that included a suspension of in-person dining. The fund is intended to provide financial relief to restaurants and bars impacted by…

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