Former independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green is joining Buy Nothing Day to highlight sustainability and over-consumption. The annual event is an international day of protest against purchasing items on Black Friday, which marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season. Social justice activists supporting the demonstration have gained more attention this year due in part to… Continue reading Former Mayoral Candidate Taking Part In Black Friday Boycott
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year this week and it’s expected to include funds for an Office of Sustainability. Mayor Fischer expressed a desire to establish the office during his campaign, but the topic became controversial when Fischer was accused of promising independent candidate Jackie Green influence over… Continue reading Office of Sustainability Expected in Mayor’s Budget
The two candidates for Louisville Metro Mayor met for another debate Thursday, this time at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. The candidates spent several minutes discussing the politics of independent candidate Jackie Green’s decision to endorse Democrat Greg Fischer.
The chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky has asked Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate a recent endorsement in the Louisville Mayor’s race.
Republican candidate for mayor Hal Heiner is accusing Democratic rival Greg Fischer of trading a government department for a political endorsement. Heiner’s accusations come after independent Jackie Green withdrew from the race last week to endorse Fischer.
Green previously told WFPL he would endorse Fischer if Fischer promised to, if elected, give “real power” the Metro Government Office of Sustainability and consult with the Green campaign staff before appointing a director. In a statement, Fischer says he will “consult with Green to provide significant input to help structure that office.”
The latest Bluegrass Poll in the Louisville mayor’s race shows Democratic candidate Greg Fischer with his widest lead yet.
The survey of likely voters has Fischer with 48 percent and Republican Hal Heiner with 42 percent.
Republican Hal Heiner asked Democrat Greg Fischer whether he would support a bond for Museum Plaza that he has criticized Heiner for voting against on the Metro Council. Independent candidate Jackie Green asked Heiner a question about sustainable development he’d previously posed to Fischer.
As the countdown to Election Day continues, we’ll hear what the candidates for Louisville mayor have to say about issues related to downtown, in a debate sponsored by the Louisville Downtown Management District and Downtown Development Corp. Join us on Friday for live coverage of the debate beginning at noon, followed by analysis with our political experts. Listen to the Show
Jackie Green, independent candidate for Louisville Metro Mayor hasn’t been invited to as many debates his major-party competitors have. But while his platform might not have had as much exposure, but he has a lot to say about education, health, the local economy and especially transportation. And while his poll numbers are small, his campaign isn’t frivolous; his website frankly says, “our objective is to occupy the office.” This Thursday, in the first of our candidate shows leading up to Election Day, Jackie Green joins us for an hour to talk about his vision for Louisville and to take your calls and emails. Listen to the Show