Louisville news: How did I miss WFPL's story this weekend about Jerry 'Good Times' Abramson's slush fund exploits? [News]

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  • "During his last term as mayor of Louisville, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson spent over $180,000 from an unchecked discretionary fund with little to no documentation. The expenditures have raised more serious questions about the lack of transparency and poor oversight in city spending. While many procurements appear innocuous and well-intentioned, such as a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross, eyebrows go up with other purchases including: $3,400 at an upscale steakhouse in Washington, D.C. for 'Louisville business leaders;' $10,000 for  four different Derby Day brunches to honor state legislators; and another $2,378 to the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos., developer of Fourth Street Live, for a football game celebration." [WFPL]

Photo: Courtesy Beshear / Abramson 2011

About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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