On Thursday, Rep. Jim Gooch was presented the Chamber MVP Award by Kentucky Chamber Vice President of Policy Development Kate Shanks and Sites and Harbison Member Blaine Early, the Kentucky Chamber’s Energy and Environment Policy Council Chair.
Gooch 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 throughout his time in office, Rep. Gooch has shown strong leadership to help move our state forward,” said Shanks. “We thank Rep. Gooch for carrying Senate Bill 100, legislation to update private net metering laws to ensure costs remain fair for all energy consumers, on the House floor and championed the issue for many years.”
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.
Learn more about business issues during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly in the Kentucky Chamber’s “Results for Business” publication.