Greg Fischer http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Push for Local Option Sales Tax Criticized From the Left http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-push-local-option-sales-tax-criticized-left <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is continuing his push for the local option sales tax, which would let communities vote on temporary sales tax increases to fund projects.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Fischer, a Democrat, &nbsp;is facing opposition to the plan—from the left.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:41:48 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8807 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Push for Local Option Sales Tax Criticized From the Left The Onion: Greg Fischer Smote a Fire Troll http://wfpl.org/post/onion-greg-fischer-smote-fire-troll <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer saved the Parkwood&nbsp;neighborhood (that's near Iroquois Park) from a tormenting fire troll, The Onion reported on Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:45:24 +0000 Joseph Lord 8503 at http://wfpl.org The Onion: Greg Fischer Smote a Fire Troll Jackie Green is Running for Louisville Mayor Again http://wfpl.org/post/jackie-green-running-louisville-mayor-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arguing that incumbent Greg Fischer has failed the city in critical ways,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackie Green will &nbsp;again running for Louisville Metro mayor.</span></p><p>Green, a 61-year-old transportation activist and small business owner, will enter the race as an independent. &nbsp;Fischer, a Democrat, and Republican Robert Devore are the only candidates who filed for the May primary.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:01:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 8498 at http://wfpl.org Jackie Green is Running for Louisville Mayor Again Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014 http://wfpl.org/post/heres-whos-running-louisville-metro-offices-2014 <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have a Republican challenger in the 2014 election. And the Democratic primary for the Louisville Metro Council district being vacated by Tina Ward-Pugh will have 13 candidates. Four Council members will have no challenger at all, barring independents entering the races.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:58:40 +0000 Joseph Lord 8403 at http://wfpl.org Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014 Will Anyone Challenge Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer? http://wfpl.org/post/will-anyone-challenge-louisville-mayor-greg-fischer <p>Barring an unforeseen development, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have no serious Democratic primary or Republican challenger in the 2014 election.</p><p>The filing deadline for the primary elections closed this afternoon. It won't be known for sure who's in the race until the official rosters are released on Wednesday afternoon; as of Tuesday's last update, no candidates besides Fischer had filed to run for Louisville mayor.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:34:14 +0000 Joseph Lord 8391 at http://wfpl.org Will Anyone Challenge Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer? Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's State of the City: 'We've Got to Up Our Game' http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-state-city-weve-got-our-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer is challenging residents to invest in Louisville—so the city can speed growth and establish itself as an internationally competitive metro area.</span></p><p class="c1"><span>At the annual State of the City address on Thursday, Fischer said “we’ve got to up our game” to keep up with other cities.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:06:39 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8267 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's State of the City: 'We've Got to Up Our Game' Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-plans-contact-mayor-greg-fischer-about-kfc-yum-center <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its <a href="/post/louisville-metro-councilman-calls-review-kfc-yum-center-uofl-lease-after-sp-lowers-rating">debt to junk status. </a>&nbsp;Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is<a href="/post/louisville-councilman-request-state-audit-kfc-yum-centers-overseer"> calling for an audit.</a></p><p>Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Hoelscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:49:56 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8102 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Mayor Greg Fischer About KFC Yum Center Louisville Group Tasked With Bolstering Bourbon, Food Tourism in City http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-group-tasked-bolstering-bourbon-food-tourism-city <p>Mayor Greg Fischer has formed a work group charged with finding ways to promote Louisville as a top destination for food and spirits.</p><p>The plan will include creating a downtown bourbon tourism center for people to catch buses to visit distilleries throughout Kentucky. The idea is, in part, to make the city the "gateway of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail," which <a href="http://kybourbontrail.com/mash-appeal-kentucky-bourbon-trail-tour-sets-new-attendance-record/">drew 509,292 visitors in 2012.</a></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:31:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7747 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Group Tasked With Bolstering Bourbon, Food Tourism in City Ken Fleming: Local Option Sales Tax is an Option, but Louisville Must Address Taxes, Revenue http://wfpl.org/post/ken-fleming-local-option-sales-tax-option-louisville-must-address-taxes-revenue <p>Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming sees nuance with the potential adoption of a local option sales tax in Kentucky and in the city. But he doesn't see nuance if nothing is done.</p><p>“We’ll keep flipping around like a fish on a dock," Fleming said on Tuesday.</p><p>The East Louisville Republican was introducing on Tuesday a study he'd commissioned on the effects of a local option sales tax, which generally allows local governments to issue a sales tax to fund projects. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6788 at http://wfpl.org Ken Fleming: Local Option Sales Tax is an Option, but Louisville Must Address Taxes, Revenue West Louisville Space Gives City Something Rare to Offer—Plenty of Land http://wfpl.org/post/west-louisville-space-gives-city-something-rare-offer-plenty-land <p>The announcement last week that the city had purchased 30 acres in west Louisville with the purpose of redeveloping it spotlights a key issue for job creation in Louisville—the lack of large swaths of land that can be used for advance manufacturing.</p><p>The city is <a href="/post/city-purchases-land-attract-jobs-development-west-louisville">buying the acreage </a>at 30th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard from the state for $1.2 million; $750,ooo of which comes from a settlement in an unrelated dispute and the rest from funds set aside for redeveloping brown space.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:44:15 +0000 Joseph Lord 3645 at http://wfpl.org West Louisville Space Gives City Something Rare to Offer—Plenty of Land