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HB576 lives on as HB459!

Maybe NO will Finally Mean NO when it comes zeroing out General Ledger items in a budget prepared by a Budget Committee. As longer term readers know, I was on my hamlet’s BudComm for three – three year terms (see “Tales from the BudComm“) and I had discovered a technical flaw in the budget process …

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Son of HB576 lives! Maybe NO will Finally Mean NO

When a Budget Committee decides to zero out a General Ledger account line item in a budget, it is supposed to be No means No! For that line item, you can’t spend a penny on it. I wrote House Bill 576 (HB576) because I learned that is not how it really worked.

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Dem Mayor Looks to Cut Tens of Thousands of Jobs – None of Them on His Wife’s $2 Million a year ‘Staff’

What is it with the wives of Democrat politicians and their staff? Michelle Obama had a massive entourage that spent millions annually. Not to be outdone, but with no way to compete, Bill de Blasio’s wife is still trying. She has a staff of close to 15 with a taxpayer payroll of around 2 million …

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Back to School Budgets in the Age of Wuhan Flus

If the threat of the Chinese Wuhan Virus is to be taken seriously enough that government schools had to be closed for the rest of the year it might be time to re-think public education operating out of huge child and administrator warehouses.