On Tuesday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson and Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts presented Rep. Koenig, of Erlanger, with the Chamber MVP Award. Rep. Koenig 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. Koenig 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. Koenig championed House Bill 296 in the House of Representatives to update the states’ workers’ compensation system, a long-time priority of the Chamber. 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.”
House Bill 296 would have made several changes to improve the efficiency of the system to reduce costs and ensure appropriate care of the injured worker with an emphasis on returning to work quickly.
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.