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Upcoming budget hearings on proposed tax increase in Louisville

The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee has announced a series of hearings on the proposed tax increase in Louisville. Mayor Fischer has proposed increasing the city’s tax on insurance premiums from the current rate of 5 percent to 15 percent in 2023. The increase is projected to generate an additional…

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GLI backs sports-wagering legislation

GLI joined business groups from through Kentucky in urging the legislature to pass sports-wagering legislation. House Bill 175, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger), authorizes sports wagering, sports fantasy contests, and online poker in Kentucky and establishes a fair and responsible regulatory system. The bill presents Kentucky with a unique…

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Senate Bill 250 gives JCPS leadership the flexibility it needs to deliver results

Last week, Senator Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) filed a key piece of legislation that would allow Jefferson County Public Schools to operate more efficiently and effectively. Senate Bill 250 would improve school board functions, streamline central office bureaucracy, and dramatically improve the ability of JCPS leadership to unify the district…

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GLI testifies in Frankfort in support of small businesses

GLI CEO & President Kent Oyler made the case for small business priorities at a meeting of the House Small Business & Information Technology Committee on Thursday in Frankfort. Highlighting a range of GLI-backed initiatives, such as workers’ compensation reform, lowering personal and corporate income tax rates, and fighting for…

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Net-metering modernization bill filed in the Kentucky Senate

Update March 15, 2019: The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 100 on March 14, 2019, and sent it to the Governor’s office. An important piece of legislation that will modernize Kentucky’s net-metering laws and help the Commonwealth to maintain affordable energy rates has been filed in the General Assembly. Senate…

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Legislation would help Kentucky women in the workforce

Published by Louisville Business First on January 4, 2019. *Note: Senator Kerr’s bill is Senate Bill 18. To voice your support Senate Bill 18, click here. (Updated on February 13, 2019) Today, we live in a world where businesses need every person who can work participating in the labor force. As…

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Pensions, tax reform, education, and workforce: Major GLI priorities in Governor Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth Address

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin delivered his fourth State of the Commonwealth address last night in a joint session of the General Assembly. “The state of the commonwealth is strong—very strong. We have much to celebrate tonight,” said Bevin. Governor Bevin touched on a range of important economic indicators to illustrate…

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New report highlights impact of GLI-backed legislation on bourbonism

A new report released yesterday showed that the economic impact of the Bourbon industry in Kentucky has doubled in the past decade. The study, “The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Distilling Industry in Kentucky,” estimated an $8.6 billion economic impact, which includes more than 20,000 jobs, an annual payroll…

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Bill Tracking with GLI Advocacy

With the Kentucky General Assembly back in session for 2019, bills are starting to move and more are being filed every day. To keep up with all of the action, use GLI’s new Bill Tracking Tool in our Action Center. The Bill Tracker includes a wide range of legislation in…

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Speaker Osborne updates GLI investors as session reconvenes

Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne addressed a gathering of Greater Louisville business leaders this afternoon, just one day ahead of part two of the 2019 state legislative session. Osborne touched on a range of House priorities he expects the legislature to address this year. His remarks kicked off GLI’s first…

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