Beyond its means

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s proposals total nearly $900 million to date- al.com

Now, a lot of that is the Birmingdome, which of course will never be built but continue to exist, perfect, in a virtual otherworld. But he’s come up with spending programs to match that cost. Most of the money will be borrowed, and BMLL is underestimating — more likely to hide real costs rather than through stupidity — the interest on those debts. Well, the money will come due after he’s out of office.

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