Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Ky. Chamber Pleased with Education Funding Increase

May 8, 2014
Lance Dennee

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.  

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

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. 

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

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.

  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. 

  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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Another supporter has come out in favor of industrial hemp in Kentucky. The state’s largest business group, the Kentucky Chamber, announced today that it supports hemp as a crop for oil and fiber.