August 14, 2013 12:00 AM

Managing expectations will be a full time job

As we barrel down the road to consolidation there is one part of House Bill 1171 that is increasingly looking thorny. Section 23 is the part of the bill that defines the budget of the new government. While it was a nice gesture to placate those who believe there is always waste in government, the section basically requires a 20 percent reduction in spending by the 2019 fiscal year. Basically, 5 percent per year, starting in fiscal year 2016.

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