The Public Interest Legal Foundation reports 141 of the nation’s counties have this problem.
They picked from $1.1 million in coats, boots, and other cold-weather gear from a state surplus warehouse in Springfield, Illinois Monday.
Unexpected windfall needed to cover disaster-related expenses.
President Lewis Reed said it’s hard to declare a fiscal crisis when the city had a $2.4 million budget surplus.
“A lot of cities and states face fiscal meltdowns because they spend money they don’t have,” said Mayor Francis Slay.