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Municipalities had to find ways to recoup costs from slashed state and federal budgets

When was the last time you saw any gov't budget go down? I'd say never.

The gov't has more than enough money. The problem is where and how they spend it.

Other than every month in my home state of Kansas. Of course, that is related to much larger issues, but the same thing could be said for a number of other states in the midwest to a lesser degree. And those that aren't going down, are just treading water by pushing the costs down to the local governments.

The federal government slashed transportation budgets like two months ago which reduced my city's municipal transit budget by $300,000. Routes are being reduced at a time that high housing costs are moving people further out from the city center.

So no, not "never."

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