Wednesday, 11 December, 2013
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Metro departments asked to cut budgets by 7.5 percent
2010-2011 will be another belt-tightening cycle for Metro budget
Council orders budget updates from city’s largest departments
Department heads headed before Metro's Budget and Finance Committee
Council amends budget to save 17 Metro workers
Nearly $787,000 moved around in budget to save Metro jobs
Longevity pay, bonuses for Metro workers cut from budget
Cuts will save $3.1 million in tight budget year, but union officials say workers deserve bonuses
Parks and libraries reducing hours, services to cope with smaller budget
Cuts will lead to elimination of the Arts & History Program, reduction in hours at community centers and a move to rotating schedules at Metro pools.
Labor groups slam Dean’s budget proposal
'In these trying economic times, now is not the time for Mayor Dean to put Nashville’s working families in the unemployment line,' union leader says.
Capital spending plan preview includes riverfront water park
Mayor's plan also highlights $156 million for schools
Metro readies for 'historic' budget presentation
Mayor Dean prefaced has promised cuts for Metro departments, perhaps including even Metro Police and Metro Schools — his top priorities.
City won’t raise property taxes, mayor says, though budget cuts are coming
Mayor Karl Dean’s annual State of Metro address Thursday gave assurances that he will not ask for a property tax increase next week when he presents a city operating budget proposal to Metro Council.
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