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The City Budget Should Be a Force for Good

Posted 6/23/13

When the Mayor and the City Council put the final touches on the city budget for the coming fiscal year, they again proclaimed that balance was achieved, and without tax increases or harmful spending cuts.

This ended another season of the “budget dance,” wherein the Mayor leads with a few saber slashes to important programs, the Speaker pirouettes to please favored constituencies, then most of the funds are restored, and the dancers bow to each other under the City Hall rotunda.

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