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McConnell introduces legislation to tackle COVID-19, shore up economy Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide financial support to citizens and small businesses and aid to health care workers and those fighting the disease. The four…

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Medicaid to be made available immediately to those losing their job because of coronavirus Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottomline Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that barriers are being removed for those losing their jobs to access government assistance, including Medicaid, food assistance, and others. Similar to what is being done with unemployment insurance benefits…

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White House working on coronavirus plan to send checks to individuals and provide $300 billion boost for small businesses Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line An emergency stimulus package is in the works that could send two $1,000 checks to many Americans and also devote $300 billion towards small businesses to avoid mass layoffs. According…

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Gyms, nail and hair salons, theaters, spas, and other facilities will need to close by Wednesday afternoon Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line Facilities like gyms, salons, movie theaters, concert venues, sporting event facilities, and others are the next to be closed in an effort to promote social distancing because of the coronavirus. In a…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act On March 14, the House of Representatives passed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported, Families First Coronavirus Response Act. President Trump has announced his support for the bill and it is expected to pass the Senate early next week. Secretary Mnuchin has announced that there will be additional technical corrections…

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Gov. Beshear announces additional restrictions, increase in availability of unemployment benefits detailed Courtesy of Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line Monday, March 16, 2020 Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and members of his administration announced additional orders to flatten the curve when it comes to the spread of coronavirus and detailed what unemployment benefits look like in the…

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Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Action Plan As you know, Covid-19 is dominating the news as well as our personal and professional lives in a significant way. This morning The Kentucky Chamber held a conference call with Governor Beshear. Governor Beshear assured everyone on the call that, though there are many uncertainties, we are going to get through…

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