Kentucky Chamber honors pro-business legislators with Chamber MVP award

  • Rep. Leslie Combs (Pikeville) is presented a Louisville slugger bat by Director of Public Affairs Chad Harpole.

    FRANKFORT, KY. – The Kentucky Chamber announced today it has awarded ten legislators with the 1st Annual Chamber MVP Award. The legislators, who were recognized for their conspicuous actions to support Kentucky’s business community during the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly, were given a commemorative Louisville Slugger bat.

    “Each legislative session, a number of issues arise that have the potential to impact the business community. This year, we noticed a group of legislators who stood up for Kentucky’s job creators – who went beyond just saying they ‘support’ business-friendly policies. They fought in unconventional ways for a positive business climate and, this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to these and future legislators who ‘go to bat’ for Kentucky businesses,” said Chamber President & CEO Dave Adkisson.

    In addition to monitoring the progress of bills that directly relate to the strength of the Commonwealth’s business community, the Chamber tracks how each legislator votes on these bills. The Chamber’s MVP award recipients displayed more than just a business-friendly voting record, but also went out of their way, and at times over party lines, to support or oppose an issue critical to the business climate in Kentucky. To see how these and other legislators voted on business issues during the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly, view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication at kychamber.com

     

    Chamber MVPs

    Rep. Leslie Combs (Pikeville)

    Rep. Jeff Hoover (Jamestown)

    Rep. Jody Richards (Bowling Green)

    Rep. John Tilley (Hopkinsville)

    Rep. Brent Yonts (Greenville)

    Sen. David Givens (Greensburg)

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon (Lebanon)

    Sen. Tom Jensen (London)

    Sen. John Schickel (Union)

    Sen. Damon Thayer (Georgetown)

     

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    Rep. Leslie Combs (Pikeville) is presented a Louisville slugger bat by Director of Public Affairs Chad Harpole.
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    Thursday, August 16, 2012

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