Thursday, September 1, 2005

Senator, mayor spar over cutbacks

Indy Works hearing on police merger turns heated when the 2 differ on budget woes.

The city's government consolidation plan led to some heated words Wednesday between Mayor Bart Peterson and state Sen. R. Michael Young.

Young, R-Indianapolis, said the Democratic mayor has wrongly blamed the Indiana General Assembly for recent budget cuts, including early pool closings, cutbacks in park maintenance and a reduction of 78 police officers and 44 firefighters.

Peterson has said that if the legislature had approved his entire government consolidation plan, Indianapolis Works, many of those cuts wouldn't be necessary.



Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

Michael Young is the biggest asshole, I swear to God. I have stories.

September 01, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Spill. We're not above gossip here!

September 01, 2005  
Blogger Jezebella said...

Yes, gossip, please! If you share yours, I have a tidbit about Bosma that I might accidentally let slip out!

September 01, 2005  
Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

okay, one anecdote:

When Young left the House for the Senate, and his replacement was officially introduced, there was a standing ovation in the House. He was widely hated in his own party as well as by the D's. And on his first day in the Senate, it is widely rumoured that someone hid his chair. hee.

Ah, Bosma. he's quite the piece of work also.

September 07, 2005  

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