Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Environment
6:18 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Lawmakers Skewer EPA, Obama Over Coal Regulations

The EPA and new Carbon Emission reduction rules were scrutinized in a meeting of the Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment Thursday.
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A panel of Kentucky lawmakers is criticizing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants

Members of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment targeted the regulations Thursday which will require a nationwide 30 percent reduction in the gas that climate scientist say contribute to climate change.

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Government
2:01 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Ky. Chamber Pleased with Education Funding Increase

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Despite the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s disappointment with Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to veto the public-private partnerships bill last month, Chamber president David Adkisson says the legislature passed a responsible budget.

During the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday morning, Adkisson emphasized the improvements to education funding in the budget.  

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Government
3:08 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Murray Chamber of Commerce CEO Named to Ky. Chamber Executives Board

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce officials have selected the Murray-Calloway Chamber President and CEO  to serve on the board of directors of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives Association.

Aaron Dail will serve a three-year term, beginning this October.

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Government
1:54 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Take Up Medical Malpractice Issue

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Kentucky lawmakers are being urged by a coalition of powerful health care and business groups to revamp the state's medical malpractice system. 

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Government
9:20 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Notes Economic Growth Post-Recession

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has released a report detailing the state’s economic recovery following the 2007 recession.

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. 

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Education
4:52 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Charter Schools Issue Divides Ky. Chamber of Commerce Event

At  a legislative event hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the divisive issue of charter schools and parent choice took center stage.

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.

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Government
4:29 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Calls for Statewide Smoking Ban

A call for a smoking ban inside Kentucky’s workplaces and public buildings has the support of the state’s largest business organization. 

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Business
4:36 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

KY Chamber Rep on what the Affordable Care Act Means for Businesses

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 & 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.

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Business
12:48 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Hopkinsville CEO Named the Kentucky Chamber’s Next Chair

  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. 

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Government
12:17 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

S&P Downgrades Commonwealth's Financial Outlook

  Another downgrading in Kentucky’s financial outlook has the state’s business leaders calling on the General Assembly for immediate pension reforms.

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