County Commission’s path to balancing budget goes off the rails

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 08, 2020 9:44 PM CT

The plan to balance the county budget came apart when the commission put too much weight on the idea that federal reimbursements for county dollars spent on the pandemic freed up about $4.8 million. It didn't. Then a move to cut the sheriff's department budget brought two weeks of protest over the George Floyd incident into the discussion.


Shelby County Commission 2020 budget season Mark Billingsley Tami Sawyer
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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