notes on government, sports and popular culture
This is an interesting NY Times article
on the state budgeting process in New York.
I dare say the situatiuon here in Guilford County pales in comparison, although school funding has become heavily politicized.
The point: a government budget is a humongous, living, breathing, creature. With a $450 million budget, what's the big deal if the county moves around a few hundred thousand here and there over the course of the fiscal year? It happens all the time.