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Leaders with Louisville Metro Government’s Brightside and Metro Council Republicans have made peace after disagreeing over a WFPL news story that had the quasi-government agency reeling over possible funding cuts. A memorandum drafted by GOP members outlined their spending priorities for the city budget. The minority caucus recommended making cuts to any area which they… Continue reading Brightside, GOP Leaders Clear Air Over Budget Memo
The meeting will focus on whether businesses that lose money in a given year should be allowed to deduct the loss from the next year’s profits. For example, if a business loses $1 million one year, then makes $1 million the next year, the business would not pay tax on any income in the profitable year.
Councilman Ken Fleming previously said MSD should place itself under the Metro Government ethics code, and he stands by his statement.
“I would like for them to try to adopt that, or adopt most of it to implement within their organization, but I think they’re taking a good first step toward transparency and to shore up their ethics policy,” he says.
Members of both sides of Metro Government say the Ethics Commission must complete its review of Metro Councilwoman Judy Green before any further action is considered.
The minority caucus has nine members. The Democratic majority has 17. Republican Ken Fleming says he doesn’t think his party will be marginalized, and the caucus will continue to work across the aisle on key issues, including government transparency.
The Louisville Metro Council is scheduled to vote on an e-transparency ordinance Thursday.
This is the last week for Louisville Metro Council members to submit changes to a proposed ethics ordinance.