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June 8, 2013

SNOOK’S NOOK BLOG: Thought-provoking commentary regarding budgets and local governments

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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A ‘guest commentary’ in Bridge Magazine – a piece written by Tom Cook, a member of the Owosso City Council – provides some thought-provoking reading regarding budgets and local units of government with the City of Owosso as the case  in point.  Here’s a set-up paragraph from the magazine:

The Shiawassee County city of Owosso has a budget problem — and has had one for the last five years. Even the community’s history of fiscal prudence and recent cutbacks and tax increases has not stabilized the situation, writes City Councilor Tom Cook in a Bridge guest commentary. Voters and state leaders need to start thinking of what they want out of local governments.

Note that – midway through the commentary – there’s a link to MORE COVERAGE which leads to additional resources.  Interesting, too are the comments that Bridge readers have made in response to Cook’s commentary.

To access the commentary, click on the following link and – after exploring it – feel free to share any thoughts YOU may have by using the ‘Leave a Reply’ comment form at the bottom of this page.

Here’s the link:  Guest commentary:  Owosso’s budget woes are warning to state policy-makers.

Bruce Snook
River Country Journal


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