SUN-TIMES — “We were able to close this gap despite the refrain that we couldn’t do it,” Morrison said. “Through cuts and rightsizing, we’re making 2018 a new era for our government.” That new era will include continued scrutiny to how the county spends its money. Boykin and Morrison both said more could have been cut from the budget, especially from the county’s health system.
“If we start instituting procedural changes, it will help us continue to decrease our operating costs,” Morrison said. “We rolled up our sleeves and said ‘enough was enough.’ We need to continue to do that, and continue looking for inefficiencies.”
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