Chron: City works to minimize impact of budget cuts

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City, county work to minimize visibility of budget cuts – Chris Moran and Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle

The city of Houston just cut spending by $100 million in the budget that begins next month. The average Houstonian may have to look really hard — hard enough to see parks’ grass grow a little longer between mowings – to notice.

So, fiscal conservatives who insisted there was waste and bloat that could be cut from the city budget have largely been proven right.

That’s a somewhat surprising lede. Kudos to the reporters for their candor.

Of course, at some point, the massive unfunded pension liability will have to be addressed, but for now this administration has chosen to put off addressing that problem.

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