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Вот, в Портланде, казалось бы, тоже умеют это делать и, тем не менее, откуда-то появились $11 000 000 (одиннадцать миллионов) долларов в бюджете.

PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s always nice to find a $20 bill that you forgot about in a pocket or bag. Now imagine finding $11 million you didn’t realize you had.

After months of debating budget cuts, the city of Portland got the welcome news recently that they have $11 million more in the bank than originally budgeted. That’s equivalent to about two percent of the city’s general fund.

The city had faced a $21 million shortfall.

The additional money came from better-than-expected tax revenue and as a result of city agencies slowing their spending.

Despite the windfall, it’s not clear if the city will roll back some of their larger cuts, such as restoring some fire trucks.

“It’s like finding a little extra money in your checking account, but it’s not money you know is going to be there in the future,” explained city budget director Andrew Scott.

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