Green Lobbying Colleagues for Support

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, has been lobbying fellow members in an attempt to influence their decision in her pending removal hearing, according to several sources in City Hall. A bipartisan group of five council members signed a petition to impeach the embattled city lawmaker Monday, citing the two ethics cases against Green. In… Continue reading Green Lobbying Colleagues for Support

Council GOP Volunteer for City Furloughs, Return Portion of Office Funds

Each member of the Louisville Metro Council’s Republican caucus will participate in the mayor’s furlough program to help fill the $22.5 million budget shortfall. A week ago, Council President Jim King, D-10, asked fellow members and their staffs to join the voluntary program, which is mandatory for all non-union Metro employees making more than $70,000… Continue reading Council GOP Volunteer for City Furloughs, Return Portion of Office Funds

Council Members Debate Discretionary Funds

Four members of the Louisville Metro Council debated the need for discretionary spending Wednesday, disagreeing along party lines on the funds use and whether they should be cut or significantly curtailed. The Louisville Forum hosted the discussion, which featured Council President Jim King, D-10, and fellow members David James, D-6, Ken Fleming, R-7, and Jerry… Continue reading Council Members Debate Discretionary Funds

Fleming Anticipates Changes Following Spending Controversies

A Louisville Metro Council member hopes the public isn’t losing trust in city lawmakers after a series of spending controversies, and expects reforms will be made to the council’s discretionary spending accounts as a result. Reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal and LEO Weekly uncovered that council members have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on food… Continue reading Fleming Anticipates Changes Following Spending Controversies

Council Receives ‘Fact Sheet’ on Whiskey Row Deal

Hours before the Louisville Metro Council meets to vote on an emergency ordinance to preserve a strip of 19th Century buildings downtown, the mayor’s office has provided members with an outline of the financial plan to save the historic block. But Republican members say they are still unwilling to support waiving council rules to approve… Continue reading Council Receives ‘Fact Sheet’ on Whiskey Row Deal

Fischer’s Honeymoon Ending, Says Fleming

Calling a proposal to increase monthly bills for Louisville Gas & Electric Co. customers a backdoor tax, Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming says the honeymoon for Mayor Greg Fischer is coming to a close. The mayor is currently drafting a city budget facing a $22 million deficit, but city lawmakers are beginning to criticize the… Continue reading Fischer’s Honeymoon Ending, Says Fleming