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KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021 – WEEK 2 SUMMARY

The General Assembly made history this week, when for the first time since the advent of short, 30-day sessions in 2001, it was in session during the second week in January. The pace of legislative work was slower this week than the first five days of the session, but the…

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Pregnant Workers Legislation filed in Indiana

GLI is again backing pro-workforce legislation in Indianapolis to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. GLI was a lead champion for passing pregnant workers legislation in Kentucky in 2019 and has worked aggressively at the federal level and in Indianapolis to support women in the workforce. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb…

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GLI advocates for access to COVID vaccine for child care workers

GLI is working with other organizations throughout Kentucky to ensure that child care workers have early access to the COVID-19 vaccine. In communications to Governor Andy Beshear’s Office and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, GLI has stressed the importance of prioritizing child care workers alongside K-12 personnel in…

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GLI joins coalition in support of COVID liability protections in Kentucky

GLI has joined a coalition of organizations throughout the Commonwealth to support liability protections for employers from COVID-19 related lawsuits. Kentucky State Senate President Robert Stivers has filed Senate Bill 5, which would provide an important layer of liability protections for businesses that follow appropriate guidelines to protect their employees,…

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Sports Wagering legislation filed in Kentucky General Assembly

A bill to authorize and regulate sports wagering in Kentucky has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly. House Bill 241, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig, would allow Kentucky to join numerous other states throughout the country in allowing individuals to place bets on sports. Indiana and Tennessee have already…

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Paycheck Protection Program resumes TODAY (January 11, 2021)

The successful Paycheck Protection Program resumes operations today, with some new rules and expanded eligibility. The renewed PPP was part of the major spending and COVID relief package passed by Congress at the end of last year. GLI advocated aggressively for the renewal and expansion of PPP to members of…

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Kentucky General Assembly 2021 – Week 1 Summary

The 2021 session of the General Assembly gaveled in on January 5. Legislators lost no time in getting down to business. Ceremonial formalities such as the swearing in of members, election of constitutional officers, and adoption of rules of procedure were quickly dispensed with on the sessions first day. The…

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Governor Beshear releases 2021-2022 budget proposal

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced his state budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 yesterday evening in a video address. The Governor also announced a special appropriations package utilizing federal funds for one-time expenditures on priorities such as small business relief and repayment of Kentucky’s unemployment insurance loan from the federal…

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Key bill to support successful reentry through access to education

Legislation to support workforce development and the successful reentry of formerly-incarcerated individuals has been filed in Frankfort. Representative James Tipton filed House Bill 25, which would allow individuals with a felony record to access Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship funds for educational opportunities. Under current law, a felony disqualifies Kentuckians from…

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GLI backs legal liability protections bill in Indiana

GLI voiced support for a key piece of Indiana legislation that would provide a level of legal liability protections for Hoosier employers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Bill 1, authored by Senator Mark Messmer, aims to shield businesses from civil liability for damages in potential lawsuits related to…

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