Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 52]: Balanced budget? There’s a stretch

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It’s every municipality’s favorite time of year, when not a single person or department has enough money for next year and an extraordinarily equal amount of folks has exactly zero ideas for finding more.

Which is where state aid comes in: just wait for lottery and taxes to go for a spin in the tumbler and watch your magic number roll down the chute, fulfilling all your budgetary needs before you can say, Bingo!

Hitch thinks, these days, that strategy may be a reach.


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