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Update December 12, proceeding: The proposed budget is nearly at its final vote terminus on December 21.
Update November 30: Greg Hambrick has penned a thoughtful look at this year's proposed budget trimming for the Charleston City Paper.
It's a good look at the process, what is likely to get cut and what is likely to finding funding in the tight budget year.
First reporting: It seems that news about the City of Charleston eying money that would be saved by trimming its mounted police force was just the tip.
A proposed new budget manages to drop down city spending by half a percent, but some are debating if that cut is enough.
The Post and Courier's David Slade has a nice report on the latest in the battle and the recent city council meeting; take a read here.