Mayor Fischer Delivers Controversial Budget Proposal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No department is spared from cuts in Mayor Fischer's budget proposal.

The proposal includes nearly $35 million in cuts necessary to deal with the pension obligation.

Every department is facing cuts, including Fischer's office. More than 300 city jobs would be gone under the proposal.


Under Fischer's proposal, The Louisville Metro Police Department will see $5.9 million in cuts through a canceled recruiting class, the elimination of ShotSpotter and more.

Funding to anti-violence programs, ambulance services and public libraries will also see cuts.

The final budget won't be approved until June 25.


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