March 9, 2012 - 3:06am
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul
"Americans deserve not only to have the debt reduced, but to have every taxpayer dollar spent more wisely. While Washington continues to spend recklessly and ignore the ever-growing deficit, I am offering a plan that will address this country's looming debt crisis in a truly timely manner - balancing the budget in just five years."
Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, today unveiled his FY2013 budget, "A Platform to Revitalize America," a plan that would balance the budget in five years, significantly reduce spending, and restore fiscal order to Washington.  Billed as “the only budget...
February 10, 2012 - 9:47pm
Mayor Greg Fischer, with General Counsel Pat Mulvihill
“We have been concerned about the degree of economic recovery through the fiscal year, and I congratulate our managers who have been frugally spending their budgets,” Fischer said. “Through sound fiscal management by department directors, we were able to overcome the deficit without directly affecting people or services. Nearly every agency helped share the pain, and we were able to make reductions without mandating across-the-board cuts.”
Politicians have gotten into the habit of releasing bad news in what journalists refer to as the “Friday afternoon dump,” but at 4:40 this afternoon Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference at which he delivered some reasonably good news to the citizens and taxpayers of...
January 29, 2012 - 8:56pm
Louisville's Metro Budget
“We trust the suggestions may serve as a point of departure for discussions on ways to increase revenues and reduce costs.”
On Wednesday, Metro Council President Jim King (Dem., 10th Dist.) sent Mayor Greg Fischer a letter containing more that two dozen suggested budget recommendations that King says could save the local government between $10 to $20 million dollars annually. “These are our recommendations to...
July 7, 2011 - 1:30pm
"We were confident that moving Medicaid from a mostly fee-for-service system to managed care would create significant savings, preventing unnecessary and devastating cuts to our priorities such as education and job creation. These contracts show the savings are real."
Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear held a press conference today and announced a plan to balance the state’s Medicaid budget; thereby saving taxpayers $375 million in General Funds and $1.3 billion in all funds over the course of the new, three-year contracts.  In addition to...
January 21, 2011 - 9:00am
Local news for Jan. 21, 2011
"U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will appear before the state Senate next month to endorse a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget. Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, who is running for governor, plans to sponsor the resolution after the...