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Quite a bit has happened in the past few weeks and I thought this might be a good chance to catch up and see if you either agree or disagree.
Mayor Fischer brought issues at MSD to a head by asking Bud Schardein to step down. Mr. Schardein prefers to say he is retiring, but either way I agree with the decision. I like Bud a lot, and he has done many good things as the head of MSD over the years, but CEO and board changes at the Metropolitan Sewer District will be like a breath of fresh air.
Governor Beshear decided not to approve the hospital merger and I agree with his decision. There were too many questions still unanswered and too many decisions made in secret. It still remains unclear to me how U of L could sell a state owned asset to a private company. I see how U of L and a few of their doctors would benefit from this merger, but I'm still not sure how the public was going to come out ahead.
Finally, the governor says he wants to put the gambling issue on the ballot for the people to decide and I agree. It should be decided by the people, not by two or three politicians with multi-layered agendas.
What do you think about all this? Agree or disagree? Call and let us know.