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Dem Mayor Admits His City Is Broke with Tens of Millions in Debt, Couldn’t Even Pay Firefighters

Houston’s Democratic mayor admitted at a meeting last week that the country’s fourth-largest city is “broke." Mayor John Whitmire was elected in December, overwhelmingly defeating Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Now, staring down a deficit of $160 million, he is proposing spending cuts and potential new taxes to repair the...

Houston’s Democratic mayor admitted at a meeting last week that the country’s fourth-largest city is “broke.” Mayor John Whitmire was elected in December, overwhelmingly defeating Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Now, staring down a deficit of $160 million, he is proposing spending cuts and potential new taxes to repair the…

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