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Budget Looms Large as Legislature Enters Week 7

The sixth week of the 2016 Session saw a continuation of contentious budget hearings as the House and Senate both continue to review the Governor’s budget proposal. The biggest points of contention seem to be: – Large cuts to postsecondary education, which are perceived as a double hit for some…

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Governor Bevin’s Budget Proposal Sparks a Flurry of Activity in the Legislature

The fourth week of the 2016 General Assembly was consumed by Governor Bevin’s release of his budget and policy proposals in his first State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address to a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday. Given the austere approach the Governor took in his budget…

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The State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address – A Citizen’s Synopsis

Governor Bevin introduced his biennial budget proposal on Tuesday night. This brief synopsis is taken from his remarks as well as his staff’s Budget-in-Brief.  We at GLI will be digging down into the numbers over the next few weeks. As the budget process continues, we will continue to update you….

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GLI Priorities Awaiting Action After Snow Cuts Week 3 Short

The third week of the 2016 General Assembly was a short one with legislators taking a holiday on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and cancelling session on Friday due to the threat of severe winter weather. Legislative activity is stirring in each chamber, though there are still…

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GLI Priorities Moving in Early Days of Session

The General Assembly completed the second week of the 2016 session and was off yesterday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with no legislative activity. Things continue to come to life in each chamber, though there are still several committees in each chamber that have yet to meet and…

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Kent Oyler: GLI backs ‘right to work’ to attract business

This op-ed first appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal Kentucky has a strong history of protecting workers’ right to organize. Yet over the past half-century the statutes that once protected the commonwealth’s labor force have devolved to protect just the small number of union leaders that perpetuate a broken system.  It is…

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GLI Legislative Update: January 11, 2016

The Kentucky General Assembly kicked off the 2016 regular session this week. Besides considering hundreds of legislative proposals, the legislature’s main duty this session is to pass a two year budget before they adjourn in mid-April. That may be no easy task given the political environment that currently exists in…

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GLI, Kentucky Chamber and Commerce Lexington hosting news conference in support of felony expungement legislation

To help address Kentucky’s qualified workforce shortage, the Kentucky Chamber, along with Commerce Lexington and Greater Louisville Inc.,  support legislation to provide work opportunities for individuals who are currently limited by a single past mistake. Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson, along with Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob…

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Welcome to the New GLI Advocacy Site

With a new year comes a new look. As the voice for business in the Greater Louisville community, GLI strives to keep our members informed on the most important issues facing business in Louisville, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. We hope that this revised, fully-adaptable format will bring a new…

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Possible Delay in DOL’s Proposed Overtime Regulation

In September, Greater Louisville Inc. authored a sign-on letter  that expressed our opposition to a proposed regulation concerning overtime compensation. More than 100 of you signed on, opposing the proposed change, which would increase the threshold by more than double and would allow businesses just one year to implement all changes…

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