Neighborhoods Dept. Bears Heavy Budget Cuts Load

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 […]

Deadline for Kentucky Agencies to Submit Budget Cuts is Today

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 […]

Louisville FOP Considers Cost-Cutting Options

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 […]