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July 2, 2014

EDITORIAL: One budget down, but the balancing act continues

It may go down in history as the shortest Macon-Bibb County Commission meeting of all time. The final vote on the consolidated government’s first budget was over in less than 10 minutes. The quick outcome masks the back and forth that had taken place since the mayor first revealed his preliminary budget May 13. The mayor and commissioners got more than an earful from constituencies from the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Tubman African American Museum, the Douglass Theatre, paratransit and the Medical Center, all of which received steep cuts and elimination of all county funding. There were several other agencies that faced the ax as well.

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