Monthly Archives - January 2018

legislative-update-2018

Week Two – Regular Session (2018)

The second week of the 2018 legislative session came to a close a day early last week when the legislature canceled session on Friday due to weather concerns. Last week we saw members begin to settle in and get down to business. Several legislative committees met and at week’s end, the Senate had passed four bills off the floor. Speaker Hoover Resigns There was some political news last week as Rep. Jeff Hoover officially offered his resignation as Speaker of the [...]

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Five Things You Need to Know – Regular Session (2018)

Session Is In – The General Assembly convened for the 2018 legislative session on Tuesday of last week. This is considered a “long” or sixty-day session where legislators will be faced with passing a two-year state budget and Road Fund. Hoover Is Still Speaker – Last week brought some unexpected activity in the House as Speaker Jeff Hoover announced that he has chosen not to resign as Speaker of the House, although will step aside while investigations into sexual harassment [...]

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First female president of Kentucky Toyota plant hopes to be example for women, bring new vehicle…

Susan Elkington recalls being “scared to death” when she became a production manager at Toyota’s Princeton, Ind. plant while still in her early 30s, overseeing 110 line workers on the night shift. An introvert who grew up on a farm in Huntingburg, Ind. (population 6,057), Elkington drew on the planning skills she learned as a mechanical engineer. She made a schedule of workers to get to know each night, and within three months, she had learned every employee’s first name and [...]

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