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Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce provides comprehensive roundup of legislative actions

The Northern Kentucky Chamber has provided this final legislative round-up, offered in partnership with MML&K Government Solutions: The 2021 Kentucky General Assembly has adjourned and is officially in the books. The legislature may only return this year if called by the Governor into a Special Session. With additional federal funds to be spent and other funding issues potentially unfinished,...

Sen. Chris McDaniel: Busy session throughout as legislature overrode vetos, forged budget, more

Every session of the General Assembly has a certain amount of ebb and flow throughout its course. I can say that this year has been the busiest of all that I have seen. From a budget in a short year for the first time in modern history to the pandemic and executive orders, things remained busy throughout. With the restrictions on in-person meetings, I engaged in countless Zoom and phone meetings with...

Ashli Watts: Road to recovery depends on legal liability, unemployment fund, education/childcare

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the road to Kentucky’s economic recovery will no doubt be longer than we would prefer, but the length of the journey will ultimately be decided by how we address three key issues: unemployment insurance, legal liability and the education and care for our children. Kentucky’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund now has a balance of $0. Mandated business...