When Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson announced his budget cuts this week, one of the hardest-hit departments was the Department of Neighborhoods. Mayor Abramson managed to fill a 20-million dollar budget gap without layoffs. “As a result, departments like Neighborhoods, departments like the Finance department; they’re the ones that are taking the largest percentage cuts,” says […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh It’s D-Day for state agencies in Kentucky, which must report how they intend to reduce their budgets by four-percent. Proposed cuts could affect the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Affairs Director Les Beavers sees no way to reduce his agency’s budget by four-percent without furloughs or layoffs. And he […]
Many arts organizations are among those affected by the budget cuts announced today by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. To help close a $20 million shortfall in the city budget, Mayor Abramson is cutting city contributions to 26 arts groups. The groups will receive 50 percent of the funding that the […]
Louisville’s police union is mulling over some concessions proposed by Metro Government to help close a $20 million city budget shortfall. The city is offering the Fraternal Order of Police several options aimed at cutting about $1 million from the budget. They include charging officers more for the use of their take-home cruisers, foregoing pay raises […]
State budget cuts have forced Kentucky public schools to eliminate nearly 1,000 positions.