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Legislators honored: Koenig, Moser and Santoro by the KY Chamber; Schroder by League of Cities

Rep. Adam Koenig, Rep. Kim Moser, and Rep. Sal Santoro were presented the Chamber MVP Award by Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts. Representatives Koenig, Moser and Santoro were 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 their time in office, Rep. Koenig, Moser, and Santoro have shown strong leadership to help move our state forward,” said Watts. “These Northern Kentucky legislators are dedicated to addressing the key issues facing Kentucky’s business community.”
• Rep. Adam Koenig sponsored legislation to legalize wagering on sporting events, which will make Kentucky more competitive and generate revenue for Kentucky’s woefully underfunded pension systems.
• Rep. Kim Moser sponsored legislation to ban tobacco use on school campuses and a bill to protect patients from misleading advertisements.
• Rep. Sal Santoro sponsored legislation to bring critical infrastructure investment to Kentucky.
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

Schroder honored by KLC

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) presented Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) with a 2019 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at a recent Wilder City Council meeting. As chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, Senator Schroder was instrumental in ensuring key pieces of legislation important to cities went to the full Senate for a vote.

KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney and Director of Governmental Affairs Bryanna Carrol presented Wil Schroder with the award.

KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney thanked Senator Wilder for his advocacy.

“The legislature passed more than a dozen bills in the 2019 session that were initiatives of the KLC Board of Directors,” said Chaney. “Before they became law, more than half of those important bills had to go through Senator Schroder’s committee. His commitment to those measures and cities was essential.”  
Senator Schroder stressed the important role cities play in the commonwealth. “I am proud to support legislation that benefits the cities in my district and across the state. When our cities thrive the Commonwealth as a whole benefits.”

“It is always helpful to our efforts in Frankfort to have a legislator who understands the important role cities play in the state,” noted KLC Executive Director/CEO Jonathan Steiner.

Founded in 1927, the Kentucky League of Cities is a membership association of more than 370 cities across the commonwealth. It awards a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award to legislators who champion issues that are important to cities during a legislative session.  

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