This article appeared in The Times yesterday. A memorable quote: “The burden of survival for human services has been passed to our dedicated staff.”
Here is another article which has more of a suburban focus. A memorable quote: “It feels like a never-ending environment of being in a fiscal vise and being squeezed.” This article is part of a series which should be interesting as it goes along.
Though frustrated with our state funding, we can empathize with our elected representatives somewhat. When you have limited resources you don’t have great choices…you pay later, you cut spending, or take out a loan to pay your bills and then have to take that back. The difference for us is that we don’t really have the option of paying later and have had to figure things out using the cutting and borrowing options.