Rep. Jason Petrie was presented the Kentucky Chamber MVP Award last week by Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Kate Shanks, Logan Aluminum Plant Manager Paul Banks, and Todd County Chamber Executive Director Tiffany Groves.
Rep. Petrie was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for Kentucky business during the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly by displaying conspicuous actions to strengthen business, improve competitiveness, and ensure growth.
Recipients of the Kentucky Chamber MVP Award show strong leadership for the business community by sponsoring or carrying Chamber priority legislation to final passage, showing leadership on passage of critical legislation to improve Kentucky, or by taking hard votes in defense of business.
During the 2022 session, Rep. Petrie championed the Chamber’s top strategic priority of the 2022 session, legislation to reform Kentucky’s tax code by reducing the personal income tax and broadening the sales tax base to make the Commonwealth more competitive for growth.
“Reforming Kentucky’s tax code for growth continues to be a top priority of the Chamber. Not only will Kentuckians see reductions in their state income tax in January, but over time eliminating the personal income tax will attract more jobs and people to Kentucky,” said Shanks. “We greatly appreciate Rep. Jason Petrie’s leadership on House Bill 8, legislation that will put Kentucky on a path to meet its full economic potential.”
The 2022 General Assembly saw monumental progress on several critical priorities of the Kentucky business community, and the pro-growth policies passed saved Kentucky businesses an estimated $1.281 billion, roughly $19,000 for each employer in the Commonwealth.
While 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 2022 Kentucky General Assembly in the Kentucky Chamber’s “Results for Business” publication.