Fischer’s Budget Address (AUDIO)

On Thursday, May 26, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his first city budget to the Metro Council. The mayor was able to close a $22.5 million shortfall by using a number of one-time stopgaps that his administration warned won’t be available in the future. During the address, Fischer compared Metro Government to a family that… Continue reading Fischer’s Budget Address (AUDIO)

Council GOP Outlines Spending Priorities

Calling it a road map for real savings in the coming fiscal year, the Louisville Metro Council’s Republican caucus have presented Democrats with a list of their spending priorities for the city budget. Revenue projections show little or no growth as Metro Government faces a $22 million shortfall. Mayor Greg Fischer is expected to present… Continue reading Council GOP Outlines Spending Priorities

Rogers Proposes $45.7 Billion in Federal Spending Cuts

Setting up another budget battle for the coming fiscal year, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has offered a bill that proposes cutting another $45.7 billion from domestic spending and foreign aid. The plan would slash almost every area of the federal government except for defense spending, which would give… Continue reading Rogers Proposes $45.7 Billion in Federal Spending Cuts