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A Deeper Look At That Fischer/LMAS Coverup

July 24th, 2014 · 7 Comments

By now, you probably know all about the latest Louisville Metro Animal Services scandal that Greg Fischer is involved in. You know he, the mayor, is ultimately responsible for this mess. Even though he’ll inevitably have a sacrificial lamb that he’ll use to throw to the media. But if you don’t, here’s a nice refresher: [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Scandal · Transparency

Transparency: Fischer Put His Foot In His Mouth

July 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Here’s what Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer had to say recently: “And it might sound trite, but the government is the people and it is the citizens, so there are no secrets.” – Mayor Greg Fischer July 14, 2014. Just a week later, we broke this scandal that flies in the face of everything Greg Fischer [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Scandal · Transparency

Fischer-LMAS Scandal Still Churning Stomachs

July 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

An elderly woman’s wish has been granted, and WDRB’s Rachel Collier was there as she was surprised with a gift that will change how she lives. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is reevaluating a plan that would implement a $75 monthly rent for randomly selected Section 8 participants after housing advocates called the proposed [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Dogs · Economy · Festival · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Housing · Indiana · Metro Government · Old Louisville · Politics · Scandal · Transparency · Travel · University of Louisville · Youth

Rehashing Why NKL Red Flags Have Been Raised

March 15th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Catch up here: No-Kill Louisville Now A Meaningless Money Pit [March 10] The No Kill Louisville Scandal(s) Begin To Unravel [March 11] Patterns Of Recklessness Begin To Emerge At NKL [March 12] NKL Hides IRS Docs, Makes False Claims [March 13] No Kill Louisville: Victim Of Terrible Leadership [March 14] … If nothing is amiss [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Charity · Dogs · Scandal · Transparency

On Playing Games With Metro Tax Dollars

February 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Each month Metro OMB provides each director with an itemized view of where their department stands fiscally. The reports include original budget information for the fiscal year for specific commodities or services – like plumbing contractors – and shows directors how much cash remains from the original budget. That allows them to see where they [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Possibility City · Transparency

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady is excited about the KYTC DataMart, which is a thing:

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Tags: State Government · Transparency · Video

Fun Transparency Issues With The Zoo Again

October 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

We’ve written sporadically about the Louisville Zoo, its director, the efforts to privatize many operations in an attempt to screw the employee union and even secret meetings held at Debbie King’s office (which freaked her out so badly that she begged us to meet her in person – because she knew that wasn’t a good [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Metro Government · Transparency

Jeffersonville’s Mayor Makes Everyone Super-Mad

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Mayor of Audubon Park Michael Scalise resigned Monday. According to city officials, Scalise resigned at the beginning of Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting. [WDRB] Trying to make up for cuts in state and federal funding, nearly half of Kentucky’s 173 school districts have increased local property tax rates as much as allowed — driving [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Education · Gays · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Oops · Transparency · UPS

It’s UofL Foundation Bond Offering Funtimes

September 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

What would you think if the University of Louisville Foundation issued a $39 million bond for construction of a new building? Moody’s Rating Issue: Taxable Fixed Rate Bonds, Series 2013; Rating: Aa2; Sale Amount: $39,000,000; Expected Sale Date: 8/14/2013; Rating Description: Revenue: 501c3 Unsecured General Obligation Opinion Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aa2 rating [...]

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Tags: Transparency · University of Louisville

Barbara Shanklin’s Trial Is Never Going To End

July 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin admitted to making mistakes two or three times on the witness stand Tuesday during the ethics trial that could remove her from office. If you’re watching this circus, you know how hateful and unprofessional she’s gotten. And her attorney? Hahaha. [WDRB] Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin admitted Tuesday night that she failed [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Education · Ethics · Ford · Indiana · Metro Council · Oops · Politics · Senate Race · State Government · Transparency

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