Coal-fired electricity is one of the reasons Kentucky’s utility rates are among the lowest in the nation. And as new pollution regulations take effect, coal is the reason Kentucky will be among the hardest hit states. Rate increases currently before the Public Service Commission are one sign of the changing tide.
Chamber President Dave Adkisson says the legislation would turn the PSC into a playground for amateur politicians and those seeking a state paycheck and little else. Proponents of the bill say it would make the PSC more accountable to Kentuckians who don’t want higher electricity rates.
Kentucky is making progress in education and other areas, but according to the chamber of commerce, the gains are slow. A New Agenda Initiative measures progress in the commonwealth in things like education, energy, health & wellness, competing in the global marketplace, and more. We’ll find out what the report says, what we’re doing right, and where there’s room for improvement, this Thursday on State of Affairs. Listen to the Show
About 400 Kentuckians will visit Pittsburgh in May of next year, to take notes on the city’s transformation. The chambers of commerce of both Louisville and Lexington are organizing the trip—-their first joint ‘leadership expedition’. GLI spokesperson Carmen Hickerson says they’re trying to think regionally. “To me,” says Hickerson, “the really exciting part is to […]
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth annual meeting and economic summit this week in Louisville.