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Op-Ed: Solving Louisville’s childcare crisis requires action from public and private sector

This article originally appeared in the Lane Report on March 24, 2022 For most reading this, finding and maintaining a job is straightforward. We get on our computer to submit our resume or application. We get in our car to drive to an interview. We pass the needed background and…

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GLI celebrates passing of HB 500 legalizing private barrel selection in KY distilleries

Today, the General Assembly passed House Bill 500, which lifts previous regulations that prevented distilleries from private barrel selection programs and limited Greater Louisville’s bourbon tourism industry. Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement praising the General Assembly: “Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the General Assembly…

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GLI statement on passage of legislation to increase childhood reading profiency

Senate Bill 9, also known as the “Read to Succeed Act”, has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now heads to the Governor to be signed into law. GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement: “We are thrilled to see Senate Bill 9 pass the…

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GLI statement on House passage of legislation to expand access to child care

Today, the Kentucky House voted to pass House Bill 499 which would expand access to child care for working families in Kentucky. GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement applauding the House: “House Bill 499 is a much-needed step to address the childcare crisis Kentucky is facing…

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Greater Louisville Inc., Ready for K Alliance celebrate passage of ordinance to expand childcare capacity

Louisville, Ky. (March 17, 2022) – Following more than a year of acute workforce challenges due to reduced child care options, Greater Louisville Inc. and the Ready for K Alliance celebrated Louisville Metro Council unanimously passing an ordinance that will increase child care capacity through changes to the city’s land…

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Greater Louisville Inc. releases results from Mayoral, Metro Council candidate surveys

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAYORAL RESPONSES. CLICK HERE TO VIEW METRO COUNCIL RESPONSES. Louisville, Ky. (March 17, 2022) – Today, Greater Louisville Inc. released the results of a comprehensive survey sent to all candidates running in upcoming local elections. More than 40 total major party candidates running for Mayor and…

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GLI statement on advancement of legislation to expand KEES program

Yesterday, the Kentucky Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 163, which includes provisions to expand KEES eligibility to those with certain felony records. GLI president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement applauding the Senate: “Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the Senate for passing Senate Bill 163 which will expand…

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GLI applauds House for passing HB 197

House Bill 197, related to streamlining the process for homeless individuals to obtain identification, passed the House of Representatives unanimously and now heads to the Senate. Greater Louisville Inc. president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement: “Greater Louisville Inc. applauds the Kentucky House of Representatives for passing House…

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Private barrel selections bill passes KY House

The Kentucky House passed House Bill 500 which allows distillers to sell private barrel selections directly to consumers on Friday. Sponsored by House Majority Whip Chad McCoy (R-50), HB 500 clarifies the legality of private barrel selections and creates parity with wineries and breweries. The bill passed the House after…

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KY Senate Passes Biennial Budget Bill

The Senate passed their version of the state’s biennial budget, which was an amended version of House Bill 1, on Wednesday. The proposed $150 billion budget proposal includes funds for state employee raises, school needs, and pension obligations. The Senate version leaves $1.75 billion in Kentucky’s rainy-day fund and includes…

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