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GLI Committee Co-Chair John Chilton Becomes State Budget Director

Governor-Elect Matt Bevin selected John Chilton to be State Budget Director on Tuesday, December 1st. Chilton is the current Business Competitiveness Committee Co-Chair for GLI.  In his tenure of leadership, he has worked to make Greater Louisville more attractive to business investment on a global scale. Following his appointment, Chilton…

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Pushing the Envelope: GLI 2016 Legislative Agenda

GLI released its 2016 Legislative Agenda, along with the organization’s long-term policy and bi-state initiatives at its Elected Officials Appreciation Dinner on Monday. “The 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly will be extremely important for the future of Commonwealth,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Strategy. “GLI…

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GLI Congratulates Governor-elect Matt Bevin

GLI Congratulates Governor-elect Matt Bevin on his victory last night.  Leadership at GLI discussed a number of important policy issues with Governor-elect Bevin during the campaign and we know there are several major issues we can work with him on.  Kentucky faces real challenges, but real opportunities in issues like…

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Top Investors Get Insider’s View of Transportation Infrastructure

Former United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was keynote speaker at GLI’s Top Investor event on October 29 at the Seelbach.  The straight-talking Lahood discussed our region’s transportation infrastructure in front of 130 business and government leaders. The Secretary praised the leadership of Kentucky and Indiana for the successful…

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The Pension Pickle, Part II: Where We Go Now

By: Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, Senior VP of Public Affairs & Strategy. In the last edition of News You Need to Know, I described what is arguably the biggest public policy issue facing our legislature in 2016.  Take a gander by clicking here. So now that we have set the stage, let’s talk…

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The Pension Pickle, Part I: How We Got Here

By: Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, VP of Government Affairs & Public Policy The 2016 General Assembly session is fast approaching and discussions have already begun among policymakers and stakeholders regarding a variety of topics, but one issue looms large: the state of our pension system and what it means for Kentucky’s future….

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The EPA’s expansion of the Waters of the United States Proposal and its impact on the Economies of Louisville and Kentucky

As outlined in Greater Louisville Inc.’s 2015 Federal Policy Priorities, the EPA’s proposed expansion of the definition of Waters of the U.S. will impact the cost of doing business in the Louisville region. While GLI recognizes the importance of protecting the nation’s waterways and supports efforts to ensure clean drinking…

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GLI Connects Legislators with the Business Community

Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI), is pleased to announce the “Legislative Coffeehouse.” This series of four events in different areas of the Greater Louisville region is part of the Issues & Influencers series. The events will connect GLI members with legislators and allow legislators to explain their priorities…

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GLI Presents Sign-on Letter Voicing Concern Over Proposed DOL Overtime Rule

GLI sent an email to member companies today, offering the opportunity to sign on to a letter voicing concern about the burden that the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule would have on Kentucky businesses. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposed change to the overtime pay threshold…

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GLI Advocacy Ramps Up Issue Advisory Committees Ahead of 2016 General Assembly

2015 General Assembly, we barely knew you. With this year’s session in the rear view, it is time again to begin determining the top legislative issues for Greater Louisville businesses in 2016. In the coming weeks, GLI’s Issue Advisory Committees will be crafting GLI’s 2016 Legislative Platform. Each year, GLI…

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