Criticisms of Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and his use of state money continue despite him donating portions of his salary to charity. On Tuesday, Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, apologized for refusing to participate in furlough days, which helped fill the state’s budget deficit. The Kentucky Democratic Party… Continue reading KDP Renews Call That Farmer Reimburse State for Luxury Suites
Caving to political pressure, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has apologized for not participating in furlough days ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear and has donated portions of his salary to charity. Earlier this month, Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor, rejected the plan because he disagreed with unpaid days for state employees. The former… Continue reading Farmer Donates Furlough Salary, Apologizes
Union officials say they will continue to work through the Governor’s Employee Advisory Council to address furloughs and other workplace issues of importance to state employees.