COLUMBIA — The proposed city budget for 2010 is down from the previous year for the first time since the mid-1980s, Bill Watkins said during a scheduled news conference Thursday. If passed by City Council, spending will be 3 percent lower than the 2009 fiscal year.
Columbia's city manager proposes 3 percent budget decrease
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