On Friday, Kentucky Chamber Manager of Public Affairs Travis Burton presented Rep. Steven Rudy, of Paducah, with the Chamber MVP Award. Rep. Rudy was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky’s business community during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly.
“During his time in the legislature, Rep. Rudy has always been a strong friend to the Chamber and the business community and this was never more evident than in the historic 2017 legislative session,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Rep. Rudy was a strong advocate and carried Senate Bill 11 in the House of Representatives, which lifted the moratorium on nuclear power plant construction in Kentucky, a long-time priority of the Chamber. Because of Rep. Rudy’s efforts, Senate Bill 11 passed on bipartisan measures and Kentucky utilities will now be able to consider all options when planning to meet future electric needs. As a small token of our appreciation, we are presenting him with a Chamber MVP award to recognize his support of pro-business policies in such a historic session.”
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 across 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 2017 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication here.