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What you missed at GLI’s inaugural Advocacy Day in Frankfort

Yesterday, business and civic leaders from greater Louisville traveled to Frankfort to advocate for policies that will help grow our region’s economy and develop our workforce. More than 60 GLI investors participated in GLI’s inaugural Advocacy Day in Frankfort, an event designed to connect members of the business community directly…

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KYGA20: Fifth Week Wrap-Up

The 2020 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly passed its one-third mark last week and when the chambers adjourned on Friday, they concluded the twenty-third legislative day of the 60-day session. After a slower pace in January, the legislature started February in a different gear with lots of bills moving…

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Workforce development bills to watch in KYGA20

With the 2020 legislative session in Frankfort quickly approaching the half-way mark, more and more bills are getting filed and some legislation is starting to show signs of life. On top of this, lawmakers are diving deeper into the budget process now that Governor Beshear has unveiled his biennial budget…

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GLI testifies in support of key criminal justice reform legislation

Before the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon, GLI testified in support of House Bill 327, sponsored by Representative Kevin Bratcher (R-Louisville). This key workforce development bill will help remove barriers to employment by ensuring that more Kentuckians who are eligible to have past charges expunged from their records are able…

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KYGA20: Fourth Week Wrap-up

The fourth week of this long, sixty-day, budget session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to a conclusion on Friday, the 18th legislative day of the session. The tempo of legislative activity significantly picked up during the week.   Governor’s Budget Proposal Part of the increase in activity was no doubt…

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GLI voices support for scholarship tax credit legislation

This week, GLI urged lawmakers in Frankfort to make 2020 the year that the General Assembly establishes a scholarship tax credit program in Kentucky. A long-time GLI education and workforce development priority, a scholarship tax credit program would significantly increase the number of educational options available to Kentucky families and…

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Key GLI-backed expungement bill filed in the Kentucky House

A top GLI-priority bill that will help remove barriers to workforce participation has been filed in the House of Representatives. House Bill 327, sponsored by Representative Kevin Bratcher (R-Louisville), would allow courts to automatically expunge a charge from an individual’s record that results in an acquittal or dismissal. The bill…

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KYGA20: Third Week Wrap-up

The 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to the end of its third week on Friday, completing the 13th day of this long sixty-day, budget session. While bill introductions were steady and bills moved in the process, legislative activity seemed unusually slow given the passing of the filing…

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Indiana Senate Committee approves pregnant workers bill

Indiana took an important first step this afternoon in encouraging workforce participation and providing important guidance for employers with workers impacted by pregnancy. With support from GLI, Members of the Senate Committee on Family and Children Services approved legislation that would outline reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. GLI testified in…

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KYGA20: Second WEEK WRAP-UP

The second week of the 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to an end on Friday closing out the ninth legislative day of this long, sixty-day budget session. The tempo of legislative activity picked up last week with the first committee hearings, passage of bills on the floor…

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