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Kentucky Chamber to travel the state and discuss key issues ahead of 2019 session

By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Chamber of Commerce leaders will be traveling the state to present the 2019 Legislative Agenda, containing the top priorities of the business community. The tour of briefings features discussion on the key issues facing the legislature in 2019 and how they fit into the Chamber’s Four Pillars for Prosperity report.

Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson kicked off the legislative preview tour in Elizabethtown in July and Somerset in September and will visit 13 local chambers in December.

The statewide briefing tour is aimed at familiarizing members of local chambers of commerce with the priorities of the Kentucky Chamber. Issues the chamber will place significant emphasis on include:

  • Investing in Kentucky’s Infrastructure
  • Improving to Kentucky’s Tax Code
  • Reforming Kentucky’s Bail System
  • Improving Legal Liability Climate
  • Enacting Sports Wagering
  • Modernizing Unemployment Insurance
  • Ensuring Affordable Energy Resources
  • Implementing Tobacco-Free Schools
  • Encouraging Competitive Business Climate to Motivate Broadband Deployment

The 2019 legislative briefing events are as follows:

Hopkinsville – Tuesday, Dec. 4
7:30 a.m. CST
Christian County Chamber
The Bruce Convention Center

Henderson – Tuesday, Dec. 4
11:30 a.m. CST
Preston Arts Center (Stagg Room)

Murray – Friday, Dec. 7
8:30 a.m. CST
Murray-Calloway County Chamber
Springhill Suites

Pikeville – Monday, Dec. 10
Noon EST
Southeast Kentucky Chamber
University of Pikeville Health Professions Education (HPE) Building

Ashland – Tuesday, Dec. 11
9 a.m. EST
Ashland Alliance
Bellefonte Country Club

Mt. Sterling – Tuesday, Dec. 11
Noon EST
Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Chamber
Montgomery County Extension Office Education Center

Northern Kentucky – Wednesday, Dec. 12
11:30 a.m. EST
Northern Kentucky Chamber
Receptions Banquet and Conference Center – South

Hazard – Thursday, Dec. 13
8:30 a.m. EST
Hazard-Perry County Chamber
Hazard City Hall

London – Thursday, Dec. 13
Noon EST
London-Laurel County Chamber
Jackson Energy Cooperative

Closed briefings will also be held in Louisville, Bowling Green and Paducah for select stakeholders.

To register for an event on the tour, contact the local chamber in each tour location.

For any questions, please contact Amy Cloud, executive director of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, at [email protected] or (502) 848-8738.