What you need to know for the 2020 legislative sessions in Frankfort & Indy Monday, Dec 30 2019 

With the new year just around the corner, Kentucky and Indiana lawmakers will be heading back to their respective state capitals for the 2020 legislative sessions. 2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year in politics and public policy. More than ever, it will be critical for business and...

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Major GLI wins in year-end federal spending bill Friday, Dec 27 2019 

Tucked into Congress’ year-end spending bill were two major GLI federal priorities, both of which stand to have significant impacts on the greater Louisville economy.  On December 20, President Trump signed into law two spending bills that will fund the federal government through September 30, 2020, and, in turn, stave...

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Op-ed: Recovery through Employment: How Employers Can Help Fight the Substance Use Disorder Crisis Friday, Dec 13 2019 

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on December 13, 2019.  Despite welcome changes in public policy, billions of dollars in new funding and programs, and the best intentions of civic and community leaders, America’s substance use disorder crisis rages on. More than 130 people in the United States...

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Op-Ed: Kentucky cities, counties need control over revenue, freedom to create own tax systems Monday, Nov 25 2019 

This article first appeared in The Courier-Journal on November 22, 2019. In the business world, crisis tends to pave the way for positive change and transformation; so too, it turns out, for the worlds of government and public policy. Earlier this year, Louisville’s elected leaders found themselves staring down a...

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Op-Ed: Why Association Health Plans are important to growing health care access Monday, Nov 11 2019 

This article first appeared in Louisville Business First on November 8, 2019. The struggle to provide employees with access to affordable, quality healthcare is a story I hear all too often from small business owners and entrepreneurs. These folks know that offering competitive health care benefits is key to attracting...

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GLI’s 2019 Post-Election Analysis and Results Wednesday, Nov 6 2019 

More than 1.4 million Kentuckians cast ballots in yesterday’s statewide elections for Governor and the Commonwealth’s other constitutional officers. Republicans took or retained control of five offices: Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, and Agriculture Commissioner. As of Wednesday afternoon, the race for Governor remains too close to call...

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GLI’s Election Day Guide 2019 Friday, Nov 1 2019 

On Tuesday, November 5, Kentuckians will cast ballots for the Commonwealth’s constitutional offices. While GLI does not endorse candidates seeking elected office, we strongly urge members of the Greater Louisville business community to vote and be actively engaged in the electoral process. Use the resources in this post to make...

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GLI Event Recap: Broadening the Conversation around K-12 Education Thursday, Oct 31 2019 

A panel of education experts painted a nuanced picture of the challenges and opportunities shaping public and private K-12 institutions in Greater Louisville at GLI’s Capitol Connection event on October 30.  Presented by Norton Healthcare, the event featured a panel discussion with House Majority Floor Leader Bam Carney, Jefferson County...

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GLI urges congressional support for the Yes in My Backyard Act Wednesday, Oct 23 2019 

GLI recently sent letters to members of the Greater Louisville congressional delegation urging their support for legislation aimed at incentivizing local governments to ensure their policies around land development and redevelopment adequately support growth and progress. “In order for a community like Greater Louisville to grow, develop, build more housing,...

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GLI testifies on Capitol Hill to advocate for the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act Tuesday, Oct 22 2019 

GLI’s Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Policy Iris Wilbur testified in support of the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. “Today, we live in a world where businesses need every person who can work participating in the labor force. As employers, we must do what...

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