Louisville budget

City Faces $6 Million Deficit, Humana CEO to Retire, Palin Endorses P’Pool: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis November 4, 2011

In case you started the weekend early, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today that you may have missed.

Louisville Metro Government is facing a $6 million deficit based on early revenue projections. The shortfall exists despite higher receipts in the first three months of the fiscal year.

Humana president Mike McCallister has announced his retirement after 38 years with the company. He will step down within the next 18 months.

And former Alaska Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Republican Todd P’Pool for Kentucky attorney general. The P’Pool campaign has released robocalls in which Palin urges voters to support P’Pool and mispronounces his last name.

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Public Works Director Defends Quick Action in Stimulus Proposals

by scrosby June 11, 2009

Budget hearings continued today before Louisville’s Metro Council. Some council members took the opportunity of having public works officials before them to criticize the way stimulus project have been handled so far. Public Works Director Ted Pullen was before the council’s budget committee to outline his department’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Councilman Hal […]

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Council To Consider e-Transparency Ordinance

by Rick Howlett January 23, 2009

Two Louisville Metro Councilmen say they’ll propose an ordinance that would create a searchable database containing all Metro Government revenues and expenditures. Republicans Hal Heiner and Ken Fleming say they’ll tap into their office expense funds to share the ten-thousand dollar cost of launching the so-called e-transparency initiative, with the expectation that Metro Government would […]

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Council President Urges Members to Donate Discretionary Funds

by scrosby December 15, 2008

Metro Councilman Jim King is giving up ten-percent of his Neighborhood Development Funds to help the city fill a twenty-million dollar budget gap – and he’s hoping other council members will follow suit. The Neighborhood Development Funds are a $175,000 discretionary fund council members get each year to use for projects in their district. Council […]

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