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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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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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