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.
In a May special session, Kentucky lawmakers gave Gov. Beshear the green light to furlough state workers to help balance the budget. Soon thereafter, Beshear ordered both merit and non-merit employees to take six furlough days this fiscal year to save the state $24 million.
Arts advocates will meet in Frankfort Wednesday to make their case for public support. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. A group called Arts Kentucky is hosting what has become an annual event with a rally in the Capitol Rotunda and meetings between arts leaders, patrons and legislators. Jay Dick of the national non-profit organization Americans… Continue reading "Arts Day" is Wednesday in Frankfort
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he believes the federal goverment made the best of a bad situation by attempting to rescue the nation’s financial sector with the $700 billion package approved by Congress last week. Daniels, who led the White House Office of Management and Budget during President Bush’s first term, says it will take… Continue reading Daniels Says Federal Rescue Plan "Beat Doing Nothing"