Immediate Release: December 2, 2016
front of a crowd of nearly 200 business leaders and elected officials, Greater
Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce - unveiled its 2017 Legislative
Agenda Friday, December 2, 2016 at The Olmsted.
will focus on passage of many pro-business priorities that have been
long-desired by the business community. A political seismic shift
happened on November 8th, and with that, a renewed opportunity for
pro-business priorities to be passed,” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, GLI’s C.O.O.,
of these priorities include Right to Work legislation, comprehensive tax
reform, and repeal of prevailing wage laws GLI will also focus on
two bills already pre-filed for the shortened session of the 2017 General
Assembly. Representative Jerry Miller has filed a bill to allow Public Benefit
Corporations in Kentucky and a supersedeas bond bill to curb endless appeals
that prevent development projects from moving forward.
agenda also offers support for equitable charter schools as a remedy to close
the widening educational achievement gap across Kentucky.
must be vigilant to make sure that these programs put every student first and
directly address the achievement gap. The most vulnerable students need to be
the top priority and we cannot allow them to fall through the cracks,”
Legislative Agenda is set by its six issue committees, the Public Policy
Council, and the Executive Committee, which are comprised of various business
leaders and investors in GLI.
Issue Committees and Public Policy Council spent months crafting this agenda to
make sure a competitive business environment is created on both sides of the
river,” Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, Chair of GLI’s Public Policy Council, said.
“There are many opportunities in 2017 to catapult our region forward and we are
hopeful to see significant progress in the near future.”
read GLI’s 2017 Legislative Agenda, click
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