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Editorial: Brown's decent budget

Is there anything quite as exciting as a governmental budget?

Maybe exciting isn't quite the right word. Or someone needs a life (keep your suggestions to yourselves).

In any event, today's lead editorial reviews Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's budget proposal, one he hopes will push him one step further out of the shadow of a control board.

Cuts taxes. Downsizes government. Adds police officers and firefighters. Seeks efficiencies. Drops the tax levy. Assumes no increases in state aid.

Told that sounded like a very Republican budget, the mayor just laughed and protested, "I'm a fiscal conservative!"

-Mike Vogel 

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