July 4, 2014 9:25 PM

Political notebook: A minute late, $159 million short

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert thanked commissioners this week for their unanimity in passing the consolidated government’s first annual budget of $159 million. That vote took place Monday, the last day of the old fiscal year. Nobody got everything they wanted, and some commissioners had to “swallow hard,” but their final agreement sent a strong signal that the city-county merger is working out, Reichert said.

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