Justice Resource Center http://wfpl.org en Walmart Supercenter to be Built in West Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-supercenter-be-built-west-louisville <p>Joined by Louisville Metro Council members, community leaders and neighborhood residents, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that Walmart will build a supercenter at the old Philip Morris site.</p><p>The $25 million project is the largest investment in the city's West End in over a decade and is being heralded by supporters as a sign that its neighborhoods are "open for business."</p><p>Walmart plans to build a 155,000 square foot store that will be the size of nearly three football fields, which is expected to bring in over 300 jobs to the area.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:30:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8960 at http://wfpl.org Walmart Supercenter to be Built in West Louisville Occupy Louisville, Justice Resource Center Rally Against Domestic Spending Cuts http://wfpl.org/post/occupy-louisville-justice-resource-center-rally-against-domestic-spending-cuts <p>Occupy Louisville and the Justice Resource Center are holding a demonstration at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's office to protest against any domestic spending cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.</p><p>The negotiations in Washington to avoid the $607 billion combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases continue with the end of the year deadline approaching.</p><p>This week the White House threatened to veto Speak John Boehner’s "plan B," which includes raising tax rates on Americans making over $1 million annually. House Republicans argue their plan avoids tax hikes on most income earners, but the Obama administration says it doesn't raise enough revenue and burdens the middle-class.</p><p>Ike Thacker is an Occupy Louisville spokesman. He says the groups oppose any cuts to social programs that help the poor and would prefer cuts to the defense department.</p><p>"The things that need to be cut are not social programs. We spend in the neighborhood of $20 to $30 billion on welfare and around $70 billion on food stamps, which means roughly speaking $100 billion. While we spend well over $1 trillion every year in one form or another on our military," he says. "If we want to go where the spending is to do the spending cuts it does not need to be in social programs, but in the military."</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3045 at http://wfpl.org