Speaking on a WFPL News special program, Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee Chairwoman Marianne Butler, D-15, supported Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposal to consolidate the city’s business managers to save money, but hoped the decision could avoid laying off Metro employees. The reorganization plan would save the city more than $1 million in the budget by… Continue reading Butler Favors Cutting Business Managers, Concerned About Layoffs
In a newsletter mailed to constituents, Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, warns residents that Mayor Greg Fischer is proposing serious reductions to Metro Government services in the coming fiscal year.
The Fischer administration is putting together a budget for the next fiscal year that starts July 1. Chief Financial Officer Steve Rowland says Metro Government faces a projected $22 million shortfall. Officials have said all options are on the table as to how to balance the budget.
Every year, social service and arts groups that receive grants in the budget send representatives to speak at the Metro Council’s budget hearings. Mayor’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says those groups are welcome to speak at the upcoming mayoral budget hearings, but he would prefer if they attended only the March 1st hearing at Metro Hall.
Mayor Greg Fischer says he plans to have his budget proposal ready to present to the Metro Council by late May.
Mayor Fischer’s State of the City Address today will focus on job growth and a projected budget deficit for Louisville Metro Government.
The Louisville Orchestra has taken cuts from the city and its budget may be taking hits from Jefferson County Public Schools. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Earlier this month, the city announced the orchestra would receive only half of the $220,000 it had pledged for this fiscal year. The cut meant the orchestra had to cancel… Continue reading Cuts to Orchestra Might Come from Public Schools
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