Fireworks or Art? An Easy Decision For One Town

Budget woes are affecting even the smallest towns in America. In tiny Susanville California, the city manager’s first crack at a $6.1 million budget included cutting the city contribution to July 4th fireworks. The town’s mayor has other ideas: “The Arts Council, they get $7,500 a year? I think fireworks is more beneficial than the arts council. They used to get much less than that before. That’s pretty generous.”