On Friday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson and Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts presented Senate President Robert Stivers of Manchester with the Chamber MVP Award. President Stivers was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for Kentucky business during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.
“During this high-profile legislative session and in his 21 years in office, President Stivers has been a strong friend to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Not only did President Stivers carry House Bill 2, workers’ compensation modernization, he was also a strong advocate for business issues including passing a budget that prioritizes education funding, pension reform that puts Kentucky on a path toward sustainability, and tax reform that improves Kentucky’s competitiveness. To thank him for his work on behalf of the business community, 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 create a better business climate and advance the Commonwealth, 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 2018 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication here.