City budget in holding pattern
By Tom Larson
City of Morris officials worked to ensure residents would not experience a tax increase in 2009. But that work could all be for naught.
State Legislators are meeting Wednesday to discuss a $426 million shortfall in the current budget, and an estimated $4.8 billion deficit for the upcoming biennium. It's widely expected that Local Government Aid, which represents the bulk of municipal budgets, will be targeted for reductions.
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