Kentucky Chamber of Commerce http://wkms.org en Lawmakers Skewer EPA, Obama Over Coal Regulations http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-skewer-epa-obama-over-coal-regulations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A panel of Kentucky lawmakers is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment targeted the regulations&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;which will require a nationwide 30 percent reduction in the gas that climate scientist say contribute to climate change.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:18:40 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41815 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Skewer EPA, Obama Over Coal Regulations Ky. Chamber Pleased with Education Funding Increase http://wkms.org/post/ky-chamber-pleased-education-funding-increase <p>Despite the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s disappointment with Gov. Steve Beshear’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kychamber.com/news/2014/04/11/chamber-we-are-genuinely-disappointed-governors-veto-hb407">decision to veto the public-private partnerships bill last month</a>, Chamber president David Adkisson says the legislature passed a responsible budget.</p><p>During the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;morning, Adkisson emphasized the improvements to education funding in the budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:01:03 +0000 Lance Dennee 40425 at http://wkms.org Ky. Chamber Pleased with Education Funding Increase Murray Chamber of Commerce CEO Named to Ky. Chamber Executives Board http://wkms.org/post/murray-chamber-commerce-ceo-named-ky-chamber-executives-board <p>Kentucky Chamber of Commerce officials have selected the Murray-Calloway Chamber President and CEO&nbsp; to serve on the board of directors of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives Association.</p><p>Aaron Dail will serve a three-year term, beginning this October.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:08:54 +0000 John Null 40187 at http://wkms.org Murray Chamber of Commerce CEO Named to Ky. Chamber Executives Board Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Take Up Medical Malpractice Issue http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-urged-take-medical-malpractice-issue <p>Kentucky&nbsp;lawmakers are being urged by a coalition of powerful health care and business groups to revamp the state's medical malpractice system.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:54:28 +0000 The Associated Press 38257 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Take Up Medical Malpractice Issue Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Notes Economic Growth Post-Recession http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chamber-commerce-notes-economic-growth-post-recession <p>The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a report detailing the state’s economic recovery following the 2007 recession.</p><p>The study, conducted by the Chamber’s Senior Economic Advisor Dr. Paul Coomes, looks at data from local fiscal reports and federal databases covering wage and salary growth, job growth and housing market indicators.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:20:00 +0000 Rob Canning 37593 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Notes Economic Growth Post-Recession Charter Schools Issue Divides Ky. Chamber of Commerce Event http://wkms.org/post/charter-schools-issue-divides-ky-chamber-commerce-event <p>At &nbsp;a legislative event hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the divisive issue of charter schools and parent choice took center stage.</p><p>As one of eight states without charter school legislation on its books, the debate in Kentucky is only getting louder as the January session of the General Assembly draws closer.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:52:22 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37238 at http://wkms.org Charter Schools Issue Divides Ky. Chamber of Commerce Event Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Calls for Statewide Smoking Ban http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chamber-commerce-calls-statewide-smoking-ban <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A call for a&nbsp;smoking ban inside&nbsp;Kentucky’s&nbsp;workplaces and public buildings has the support of the state’s largest business organization.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:29:47 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 36773 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Calls for Statewide Smoking Ban KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses http://wkms.org/post/ky-chamber-rep-what-affordable-care-act-means-businesses <p>An overview of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect you and your business is on the horizon for attendees of this Thursday's Business@Breakfast of the Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State's Town &amp; Gown office. It starts at 7:30 a.m. in MSU's Curris Center Ballroom. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presentation includes several online and in-person resource options. Its Manager of Public Affairs, Ashli Watts, brings the program. The Campbellsville University and University of Louisville graduate worked at the Kentucky Bar Association and the LRC before joining the chamber last year. Kate Lochte has the interview.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:36:29 +0000 Kate Lochte 34373 at http://wkms.org KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses Hopkinsville CEO Named the Kentucky Chamber’s Next Chair http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-ceo-named-kentucky-chamber-s-next-chair <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: 26px;">Hopkinsville’s Elizabeth McCoy is the new Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman. McCoy steps into the position in October when current chairman Jim Booth’s tenure ends.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:48:22 +0000 Drew Adams 33407 at http://wkms.org S&P Downgrades Commonwealth's Financial Outlook http://wkms.org/post/sp-downgrades-commonwealths-financial-outlook <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Another downgrading in Kentucky’s financial outlook has the state’s business leaders calling on the General Assembly for immediate pension reforms.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:17:38 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27523 at http://wkms.org S&P Downgrades Commonwealth's Financial Outlook