Lexington Mayor Jim Gray http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Metro Leaders to Draft Legislation for Local Option Sales Tax http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-metro-leaders-draft-legislation-local-option-sales-tax <p> FRANKFORT —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though the effort for a </span><a href="/post/stumbo-stivers-oppose-local-option-sales-tax-fischer-undeterred" style="line-height: 1.5;">local option sales tax lacks support from principals in the General Assembly, </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer and other leaders from Kentucky's largest communities still went to Frankfort on Tuesday to push for a constitutional amendment.</span></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:44:54 +0000 Kenny Colston 3945 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Metro Leaders to Draft Legislation for Local Option Sales Tax Fischer, Gray Lead Call for Lawmakers To Shore Up Pension System http://wfpl.org/post/fischer-gray-lead-call-lawmakers-shore-pension-system State and local officials, including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, came together in Frankfort today to press for action to address rising pension costs. It’s a problem they described as fast approaching unsolvable.<p> David Draine, a senior researcher with the Pew Center on the States, made his case for adopting some or all of the recommendations made by a state pension task force.<p> "Without real reform, rising pension costs are going to threaten key public investments and things like education, public safety and infrastructure," Draine said. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:57:09 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Josh James 3302 at http://wfpl.org Fischer, Gray Lead Call for Lawmakers To Shore Up Pension System