Strapped for Cash, Local Governments Sputter

Today, Buffalo comptroller Andrew SanFilippo said, the city, remarkably, has a nearly $100 million surplus that it is putting away for a rainy day.

"We got tough on spending, stopped borrowing and basically lived within our means," SanFilippo said. "Services had to be cut. The police department agreed to curb overtime. We closed some fire houses. But we figured it out."

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