Today, Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts presented Representative Steven Rudy of Paducah with the Chamber MVP Award. Rep. Rudy 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 his 13 years in office, Representative Rudy has been a strong friend to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “This session, he chaired the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, helping craft a biennial budget that prioritizes education funding, and passed House Bill 366, tax reform legislation that improves Kentucky’s competitiveness.”
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.