Abramson To Decide Soon On Labor Ordinance Veto

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says he’ll probably decide this week whether to veto an ordinance passed by the Metro Council last week that sets wage and other labor standards for construction projects that receive city tax subsidies. A spokesperson says the mayor is holding discussions with labor, business and other government leaders before making a… Continue reading Abramson To Decide Soon On Labor Ordinance Veto

Mayor To Unveil Budget Plan Next Week

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says he hopes to roll out his plan to balance the city budget early next week. Abramson and his staff are looking for ways to close a $20 million dollar shortfall in the current budget. He’s asking all city employees to give up their two-percent pay raises for the last half… Continue reading Mayor To Unveil Budget Plan Next Week

Mayor Announces Cuts In Services

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has announced $3.4 million in service cuts to help close a $20 million budget shortfall. They include the closing of libraries and community centers one day per week, eliminating street and road paving for the rest of the fiscal year and reducing grants to arts groups by fifty percent. “I’m not… Continue reading Mayor Announces Cuts In Services

FOP Rejects City Budget Cutting Options

Trying to close a $20 million dollar budget shortfall, Louisville Metro Government is offering the Fraternal Order of Police several concession options aimed at trimming more than $1 million, but the union has rejected all of them. They include charging officers more for the use of their take-home cruisers, foregoing pay raises or cutting vacation… Continue reading FOP Rejects City Budget Cutting Options

Louisville FOP Considers Cost-Cutting Options

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

Council Vote On 'Center City' Scheduled This Week

After two postponments, the Louisville Metro Council is scheduled to vote this week on a resolution to purchase the final piece of property for the proposed Center City project downtown. But first the council wants some changes made to the development agreement between the mayor’s office and Cordish Company, which wants to expand its Fourth… Continue reading Council Vote On 'Center City' Scheduled This Week

Ford Incentives Plan Approved

The Ford Motor Company says it plans an additional $200 million investment at its two Louisville manufacturing plants, following approval of a state incentives package Thursday. One hundred million dollars will be spent at the Kentucky Truck Plant to make way for production of the Navigator and Expedition models starting next spring, and another $100 million… Continue reading Ford Incentives Plan Approved

Abramson Promotes Mayors' Stimulus Plan

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill,  where he asked lawmakers to approve a stimulus plan proposed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Abramson says the $150 billion Main Street Stimulus Plan would create jobs, repair aging infrastructure and improve schools and public housing. “We are not asking for a bailout, we are not asking… Continue reading Abramson Promotes Mayors' Stimulus Plan

Louisville Braced For Gustav Evacuees

Louisville Metro Government officials say the city is poised to provide shelter to thousands of evacuees from the path of Hurricane Gustav along the Gulf Coast. Mayor Jerry Abramson says the first evacuees could arrive as early as Saturday. “There may very well be airplanes flying in to the Air National Guard facility with citizens… Continue reading Louisville Braced For Gustav Evacuees

New County Attorney Appointed

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has appointed a new Jefferson County Attorney. The job goes to Michael O’Connell, a former judge who’s has served on and off as an assistant county attorney since 1975. O’Connell was appointed to succeed outgoing County Attorney Irv Maze, who resigned to accept a judgeship appointment from the governor. Since Maze’s… Continue reading New County Attorney Appointed