The Blood is just starting to spill out.....Again
Less than a month into the fiscal year and Sacramento County officials are already saying there's a near $38 million budget shortfall that could get even worse.
In addition to the $9.8 million in projected welfare costs the county chose not to fund in June, sales tax,property tax and other revenue projections made just months ago are already proving to be overly optimistic. Then there's the matter of the $10 million the supervisors have said they want to restore to the Sheriff's Department.
All of that means the county -- which laid off 243 employees and eliminated numerous contracts earlier this month in order to pass a "balanced" $2 billion general fund spending plan -- could be making more big cuts in a couple months.
Not even a month has bone by........
This story will likely be repeated by city after city, county after county, parish after parish, and state after state.
The money is running out as the Zombulator causes all to bleed.