The city of Decatur passed the budget. Though we have a shortfall, I came up with a solution. Every year about this time, the city gives the taxpayer a new tax. I think we should call this one "the shortfall tax." This way if we over spend, we can rely on "the shortfall tax."

Don't depend on Illinois to give you money, they haven't come up with "the shortfall tax." As of now it will be our little secret. Merry Christmas to all. 

Jarrett Martin, Decatur