Thursday June 6, the Knox County Commission will vote on the proposed first budget of Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.
This past Tuesday the Commission delayed a contract involving indigent care for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).
Mayor Jacobs has proposed a cut to the financial contribution Knox County provides for that program.
It is health care for 1,100 individuals aged 18-64 that live in Knox County for 30 days and make $500 or less.
Ms. Vivian Underwood Shipe has been the Crusader for returning Knox County’s contribution to what it was last year and on Tuesday it seemed that several Commissioners were listening and wanting to help restore the contributions.
It does beg the question, if a majority (6) of Commissioners amend the budget to include the dollars to fund indigent care (to last years level) and the Mayor executes a line item veto of their amended budget. Are there 8 Commissioners that will vote to over ride the potential Mayoral veto?
Will this be the first show down between Commission and the Mayor?