On Tuesday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson and Vice President of Policy Development Kate Shanks 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 2019 Kentucky General Assembly.
“During this legislative session and his 22 years in office, President Stivers has been a strong advocate to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “This session, President Stivers showed leadership in passing key business issues including sponsoring Senate Bill 7, clarifying Kentucky’s arbitration statutes, restoring the right of employers to have arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.”
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 2019 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication here.