‘This is embarrassing:’ Memphis moves to fill $10 million budget hole

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 10, 2024 7:19 AM CT | Published: April 09, 2024 6:40 PM CT

The Memphis City Council approved $10 million from the city’s rainy day fund to fill the gap, most of which — about $9.7 million — is in the Memphis Fire Department’s budget. 


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Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.


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