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GLI’s Advocacy Day brings Louisville business leaders to State Capitol

Louisville, Ky. (March 1, 2023) – Over 40 local business leaders joined Greater Louisville Inc. yesterday for its annual Advocacy Day in Frankfort presented by Charter Communications. Each year, GLI invites its investors to the Kentucky State Capitol to advocate for top policy priorities and have open discussions with legislators about…

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Homeless ID bill advances in House

On Tuesday, the House Transportation Committee unanimously passed House Bill 21 to streamline the process for homeless individuals to obtain state identification cards. HB 21, sponsored by Rep. Randy Bridges (R-Paducah), amends the current process making it easier for those without a fixed address to access much-needed services including housing,…

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Income tax reduction signed into law

House Bill 1 lowering Kentucky’s personal income tax was signed into law Friday morning. This top priority for lawmakers builds on the tax reform legislation passed in the 2022 session, putting the commonwealth on the path of reducing, and eventually eliminating the individual income tax. HB 1 was a top…

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Bill to bolster health care workforce introduced

Representative Ken Fleming (R-Louisville) filed legislation on Tuesday aimed at addressing the critical shortage of workers in the healthcare industries across Kentucky. House Bill 200 establishes the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Investment fund which is designed as a public private partnership to boost healthcare training programs in the commonwealth. The new…

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GLI statement on KY Senate Bill 150, other unwelcoming legislation

Greater Louisville Inc. issued the following statement after the Kentucky Senate Education Committee advanced Senate Bill 150 and has filed several other bills that target LGBTQ+ communities: “GLI is concerned by the advancement of Senate Bill 150 by the Kentucky Senate, and several other bills that have been filed to…

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GLI statement on KY House Bill 1 to decrease state income tax

Following the Kentucky General Assembly’s passage of  House Bill 1, Greater Louisville Inc.’s president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement:   “Today, the Kentucky legislature took an important step in continuing to make the Commonwealth more competitive by passing House Bill 1 and lowering the state’s personal income…

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Kentucky General Assembly reconvenes for part 2 of 2023 session

Kentucky legislators will reconvene tomorrow after a five-week recess leading up to part two of the 2023 session. A flurry of legislative activity and bill filings are expected as lawmakers gavel in on Tuesday, February 7, to tackle legislative priorities in the 26 remaining working days of the odd-year session….

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Mayor and local partners announce investments to reduce homelessness

Mayor Greenberg announced a sweeping plan today to reduce and prevent homelessness with the creation of a community care campus, investments in eviction prevention, and the creation of affordable housing. Community Care Campus with Norton, UofL, and Coalition for the Homeless Along with partners from Norton Healthcare, UofL Health, and…

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Greater Louisville Inc. unveils top local priorities during discussion with Mayor Greenberg

Louisville, Ky. (January 25, 2023) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) released its 2023 Local Legislative Agenda during the first of its 2023 Capitol Connection event series, presented by Norton Healthcare, which also featured a discussion with newly elected Mayor of Louisville, Craig Greenberg. GLI’s third annual local legislative agenda includes top…

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3 Wins for Small Businesses in the End-of-Year Omnibus bill

This information appeared in a US Chamber newsletter on Thursday, January 18, 2023. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, recently referred to as the end-of-year omnibus bill, was signed into law just before funding for the federal government was set to expire on December 23, 2022. The nearly $1.7 trillion appropriations…

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