Metro Council OK's 836 Million Dollar Budget

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Metro Council okays a budget focused on crime prevention and reducing violence.

Nearly 60 percent of the 836-million dollar spending plan is dedicated to public safety.

The budget adds 16 additional police officers and two crime-scene technicians.

Some council members wanted to add even more police officers, but Councilwoman Marianne Butler says that alone will not solve the problem.

Mayor Greg Fischer says the budget balances the city's needs in a "responsible manner."

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