Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer was presented the Kentucky Chamber MVP Award Monday by Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts.
Leader Thayer 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.
“Leader Thayer has been a staunch advocate for the business community in the Capitol for as long as he has been in the legislature,” said Watts. “We are grateful for his partnership and thank him for his continued support for Kentucky businesses.”
During the 2022 session, Leader Thayer was instrumental in ensuring passage of top Chamber priorities including unemployment insurance reform, the Employee Child Care Assistance Partnership, tax reform, and more.
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.