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This week, we talk about the most exciting part of the year: budget season. While some cities are celebrating surpluses, others are still struggling to crawl out from underneath stubborn deficits.

Read some of our recent coverage of municipal budgets:

Supervisors Reverse Course, Continue Funding Sheriff’s Department Watchdog

Anaheim Budget Shows Substantial Growth

Anaheim to Extend Deal Protecting Disney From Entertainment Taxes

Santa Ana’s Budget Includes New Hires, Raises

Irvine Council Eliminates Business License Fee

Westminster Council Passes Budget With Dire Warnings for the Future

Transparency Initiatives Suffer as Garden Grove Council Passes Budget

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