Friday, July 1, 2011

Lexington mayor vetoes spending increases

Stands up for fiscal responsibility in tough economic times

We have been following the budget process in Lexington for the past couple of weeks. Today, mayor Jim Gray stood by his belief that the city should not make its financial situation worse by allocating funds for new frisbee golf courses, lacrosse fields and hiring more employees onto the city payroll.

According to, using his line item veto power, Gray rejected $889,612 in spending increases  recommended by the city council. The council can still override the veto if nine of the 15 members vote in favor of the budget.

Contact your Lexington city council member and tell them how you feel about wasteful spending in tough economic times.

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