Louisville Metro Council President Jim King is asking his colleagues if they plan to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s recommended furloughs for city employees. As part of his plan to fill a $22.5 million shortfall, Fischer ordered a one week unpaid furlough for all nonunion city employees who make more than $70,000 a year. All… Continue reading King Hopes Council Members Will Volunteer for Furloughs
Kentucky Personnel Secretary Nikki Jackson says the furlough was equitable and transparent and all effort was made to minimize the impact to the public. Jackson told the House and Senate budget committees she’s heard no grumbling.
Louisville Metro Government will pay back some two thousand city employees for furlough days taken in the last two years.
Most of the employees in Kentucky’s Commonwealth’s Attorneys offices are on unpaid furlough this week. Governor Steve Beshear ordered budget cuts to the department, which led to the furlough week. It’s a move to help offset the state’s budget deficit. Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel says his staff is already carrying heavy caseloads, and… Continue reading Commonwealth's Attorneys' Offices Closed This Week
Louisville Metro Government’s second furlough day is this week. On Friday, all so-called nonessential metro employees will not work or receive pay. This is the second of four furlough days designed to trim nearly $3 million from the city budget.