Metro Council Members Urge Mayor Fischer To Work With Them

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members explain why they voted against a proposed tax increase.

15 members voted against an increase of the insurance premium tax, meaning the city will have to make $35 million in budget cuts.

Some of those members believe the city can find ways to raise revenue without making drastic cuts to public safety.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the mayor writes "The mayor and his team are working on a budget proposal to present on April 25. As always, the mayor will work with the Council’s budget committee during the budget formation process."

The council will vote on a final budget in June.

PHOTO: WLKY

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