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City To Extend Benefits To Workers' Domestic Partners

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will sign an executive order this morning that will extend health insurance benefits to the domestic partners of city employees.The change will go into effect on July 1, 2012. According to the Courier-Journal, the city's Human Resources Department estimates that as many as 400 of the city's 5,500 employees will take advantage of the benefits, which would cost about $400,000.The order includes both same-sex and heterosexual couples.Fischer pledged during his campaign for office to take the action if elected.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.