NY Times piece on the Benton Harbor case, which included this very puzzling paragraph:
Mr. Harris began paying debts, laying off workers and considering a plan to merge the fire and police departments into a single unit where firefighters could ultimately answer burglary calls and police officers could put out fires.
I don’t know the details, but does that make any sense to anyone? Why not merge animal control and the assessor’s office? Then, assessor’s can catch wild dogs and you can pay your vehicle registration to the dogcatcher! Why not! I suppose if your magazine’s Business and Economics editor can release videos on how to make a nutcake, anything is possible.