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… Continue reading Neighborhoods Dept. Bears Heavy Budget Cuts Load
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… Continue reading Deadline for Kentucky Agencies to Submit Budget Cuts is Today
Many arts organizations are among those affected by the budget cuts announced today by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. To help close a $20 million shortfall in the city budget, Mayor Abramson is cutting city contributions to 26 arts groups. The groups will receive 50 percent of the funding that the… Continue reading City Cuts Funding for Arts Groups
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… Continue reading Louisville FOP Considers Cost-Cutting Options
State budget cuts have forced Kentucky public schools to eliminate nearly 1,000 positions.