Kentucky Newsmakers 4/5: Ambassador Kelly Knight Craft, Sec. Ben Carson, Ashli Watts
Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Knight Craft, Secretary Ben Carson, and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CEO Ashli Watts discuss their different responses to COVID-19.Ambassador Craft weighs in on the United Nations' response to battle the disease in New York City and the worldwide economic fallout. United States Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson talks about the procedures in place to keep people in their homes. Watts explains how the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is focused on helping businesses across the commonwealth during this difficult time.
Kentucky Newsmakers 3/1/2020: Fmr. Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. and Ashli Watts
Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. has had a remarkable career in business and politics. Next week he's being honored by the American Heart Association and we saw it as a great chance to catch up. Ashli Watts the Kentucky Chamber CEO is answering questions from its members about the Coronavirus.
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce CEO Ashli Watts on state politics and the 2020 legislative session
Uncovered by WDRB News
Ashli Watts, the new president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, sits down with Chris Otts to discuss politics and partisanship (including whether the chamber is too close to the Republican Party) and to preview the 2020 Kentucky legislative session. At 37, Watts is the first woman and the youngest person to lead what is perhaps the state’s most influential interest group, representing some 68,000 employers, including the biggest ones like UPS, Toyota and Humana. Other topics: Raising the state’s gasoline tax (12:30) Tax reform and pushing Kentucky away from income taxes and toward sales taxes (14:30) Gambling (casinos, sports betting, historical horse racing) (22:20) The state’s pension debts (26:50) Raising Kentucky’s $7.25 per hour minimum wage (31:00) The business lobby’s view of policy on climate change (32:30) Background: SUNDAY EDITION | New Kentucky Chamber CEO: Time to 'hit the reset button' on partisanship in Frankfort
Kentucky Newsmakers 7/7 with Norah O'Donnell, Will Jones, Ashli Watts
Bill Bryant interviews new CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell on this edition of Kentucky Newsmakers. He also sits down with Georgetown College president Will Jones and Ashli Watts with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.