A budget is about more than dollars and cents. It’s about setting priorities and cutting waste while supporting the programs that matter the most. And that’s why the latest budget proposals we’ve seen coming out of Montgomery are so very troubling.
In this day and age, government does many things, but its primary job hasn’t changed—keeping the people safe and secure so they can live their lives as they see fit. But the men and women who are charged with carrying out that duty—the first responders, the police, the prosecutors and courts—are now being asked to carry another burden. They are facing the brunt of the cuts meant to close the current budget gap.