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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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How Greater Louisville Businesses Fared in the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, released their 2015 Legislative Outcomes: Obstacles & Opportunities document, which offers a detailed look at how each legislator representing the Greater Louisville region voted on the issues that matter most to the business community. In addition to tallying how the…

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GLI Spotlights Education in JCPS Audit Anniversary

More than 150 people turned out for the look back at a year of progress since the 2014 audit of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). “The JCPS audit was the largest audit ever done by the Kentucky Auditor’s office,” said Auditor Adam Edelen. The event featured a panel discussion on…

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Greater Louisville Inc.’s 2015 Federal Policy Priorities

In an increasingly globalized world, no single regional economy can exist in isolation. Today’s businesses require the freedom, flexibility, security and infrastructure to succeed. To this end, the following priorities represent needs of the Greater Louisville region to continue as a vibrant economic competitor on the global stage. Increased access…

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GLI’s 2015 Legislative Session Rewind

he GLI Advocacy Update is Greater Louisville Inc.’s weekly source for GLI Advocacy news and events in Washington, Frankfort, and Metro Hall. To subscribe, click here. And don’t forget to add GLI Government Affairs to your contacts. FRANKFORT – Rep. John Tilley and Senate President Robert Stivers converse in conference committee…

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Two GLI Top Priorities Pass in Legislature’s Final Hours

Just hours ago, the General Assembly brought the 2015 Regular Session to a close – adjourning sine die until 2016 unless called into special session by the governor. While scheduled to adjourn by midnight on the 24th, last minute negotiations pushed the legislature past midnight, utilizing the wee hours of…

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