King Hopes Council Members Will Volunteer for Furloughs

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King is asking his colleagues if they plan to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s recommended furloughs for city employees. As part of his plan to fill a $22.5 million shortfall, Fischer ordered a one week unpaid furlough for all nonunion city employees who make more than $70,000 a year. All… Continue reading King Hopes Council Members Will Volunteer for Furloughs

Commonwealth's Attorneys' Offices Closed This Week

Most of the employees in Kentucky’s Commonwealth’s Attorneys offices are on unpaid furlough this week.  Governor Steve Beshear ordered budget cuts to the department, which led to the furlough week.  It’s a move to help offset the state’s budget deficit. Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel says his staff is already carrying heavy caseloads, and… Continue reading Commonwealth's Attorneys' Offices Closed This Week

Second Furlough Day Approaches

Louisville Metro Government’s second furlough day is this week. On Friday, all so-called nonessential metro employees will not work or receive pay. This is the second of four furlough days designed to trim nearly $3 million from the city budget.