2017 Session Shows Shift to the Right
The 2016 election was a seismic event in Kentucky politics. Republicans achieved a super-majority of 64 members in the House—the party’s first majority there in 91 years. Many of the freshmen legislators have ties to small business and are strong in their belief in the free enterprise system. Read more.
Human Trafficking Initiative
Human trafficking is a crime federally and in all 50 states. It occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to compel another person to provide labor and services or engage in a commercial sex act. KH&LA is partnering with the KY Attorney General's office to educate our members on the issue and solutions. Click here for more info on human trafficking.
Prakash is one of five tourism advisors appointed by Senate President Robert Stivers and Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo. The subcommittee is co-chaired by Senator Chris Girdler (R) Somerset and Rep. Rita Smart (D) Richmond. In addition to the co-chairs, the subcommittee is comprised of twelve members of the Kentucky Senate and House.
The subcommittee; which meets monthly during the legislature’s interim period, hears testimony from various tourism interests from throughout Kentucky, discusses issues confronting Kentucky tourism and is authorized to make recommendations to the General Assembly. President Stivers has credited last year’s panel with initiating the process that ultimately resulted in the legislature’s appropriation of $18 million for upgrading Kentucky’s state parks.
US Department of Labor Updates Overtime Rules
Click here for DOL Fact Sheet. https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/nprm2015/factsheet.htm
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