Why the residents and business people of Hartford are not up in arms over Hartford's fictitious budget is beyond me. At least one local reporter though is doing more of the digging to expose this work of fiction. The claims of the $45 million the State of Connecticut owes us, the $1 million dollars in union concessions were both being used to prop up the claim to balance Hartford's budget gap, but it seems those dollars may potentially be nonexistent.
Jeff Cohen at WNPR now is looking into the claims that mayor Segarra made that he has cut $1 million dollars from the Mayor's Office budget. "Cut" might have been the wrong term, shuffling and hiding is probably a more accurate description.
Read Jeff's story here to see how creative budgeting and accounting actually works at Hartford City Hall.
I think I need to put a disclaimer here though..."DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, THESE ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. USING THE SAME TECHNIQUES IMPLEMENTED BY THE SEGARRA ADMINISTRATION FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL FINANCES MAY RESULT IN FORCED BANKRUPTCY, LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE AND MAY ACTUALLY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING"
Click here to read Jeff Cohen's report